The farm to glass movement is catching on outside of the Pacific Northwest as Cooperstown, New York based Brewery Ommegang is set to release its 2019 Hopstate IPA. Part of Brewery Ommegang’s Farmhouse Series, Hopstate IPA is brewed solely with New York grown hops and barley.
Ommegang has long supported the resurgence of New York hop farming, with annual releases designed to showcase its produce. The fifth such release, this year’s Hopstate IPA also includes two New York-grown barley varietals from 1886 Malt House in Fulton, NY.
Inspired by the brewery’s own 140-acre hop farm, Hopstate IPA is a 7.4% ABV, 45 IBU IPA hopped with Cascade, Chinook, Michigan Copper, and Triple Pearl varietals and brewed with New York two-row malt and carasteam malt. It pours hazy pale orange with a lively white head. Bright citrus notes dominate the aroma along with vibrant floral hop character. Flavors of fresh-squeezed orange juice are married to a soft, pillowy mouthfeel with moderate bitterness, and a slightly sweet finish with hints of candied orange peel. The brilliant flavors of Hopstate IPA are a perfect contrast for grilled foods such as wings, sausages, grilled Brussels sprouts or spiced black bean burgers.
Hopstate IPA will be available at the brewery in Cooperstown beginning Friday, June 28th on draft and in 16oz. cans. It will also be distributed for the first time throughout the eastern United States. Unfortunately this beer will not make its way to the West Coast. The suggested retail price for a four-pack is $12.99, and the beer will be for sale in the following states: CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV, plus Washington DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.