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This week we’re brewing a German Pale Ale.

It features Weyermann Pale Ale malt and two new German hops, Ariana and Callista.

Weyermann Pale Ale malt is similar to other standard 2-row barley malts The difference is it kilned a bit longer, imparting a slightly darker color and an enhanced malt character, including notes of bread, dried fruits, and honey.

But this Pale Ale really showcases the two new German hop varieties just released in 2017 – Ariana and Callista. These hops were created by the same brilliant folks at the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany who gave us the Mandarina Bavaria. Ariana and Callista have distinct but complementary characteristics.

Ariana contributes notes of black currants, grapefruit, gooseberry, and vanilla.

Callista adds notes of apricots, blackberries, raspberries, and citrus.

Overall, look for a great combination of classic noble hop smoothness with bright fruitiness.

We invite you to come in and try our German Pale Ale when it goes on tap in the next month or two! In the meantime, we welcome your comments, and would like to see you in the taproom to try one (or two!) of our current offerings.

– Josh Denny Head Brewer & Joe Popham Assistant Brewer