Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A new hop variety: Aramis hops.

This is from Mitch Steele, Head Brewer at Stone Brewing, via

“The Aramis hop is a brand new hop variety from Cophoudal in Alsace, France. Its parentage includes the Strisselspalt hop, a German style hop from Alsace. Strisselspalt has a very unique aroma-herbal like a German noble hop, but with hints of lemon as well, but it also has a very low alpha acid content, which makes it tough for using in craft ales. Aramis was at 8% alpha acids, so a really nice level.”

Stone is using this in a new collaboration beer called Japanese Green Tea IPA, made with Ishii Brewing and Baird Brewing companies.

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