Smaller harvests mean fewer wet hop beers
It’s harvest season, and beer is an agricultural product that includes harvesting hops. Breweries usually purchase hops from a supplier, sometimes even visiting hop fields or processing plants as part of the decision-making process.
Hops from suppliers are usually dried, or “kilned,” and often pelletized, before being used in a beer. A very small percentage of hops, however, are picked fresh and immediately added to beer, which is called a “wet hop” beer. Wet hopped beers are usually very flavorful and more aromatic with sharp or earthy notes.
Making a wet hop beer can take a lot of effort. La
Source: DC Beer
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