Two new limited release beers are now in the marketplace from Crux Fermentation Project. This past month, the Bend brewer released both Ghost Captain Space Hop IPA and Island Pilz.
Ghost Captain Space Hop IPA takes its name from its hop bill as this classic Northwest IPA is brewed with Galaxy and Comet hops. It also uses a bit of Vic Secret hops just for good measure! Ghost Captain is full of fruity aromas and flavors that also bring forth a bit of pine on top of a nice malt bill. This one sits at 6.9% ABV and 60 IBUs.
Island Pilz is a dry hopped Pilsner, one that is commonly found here in the hop loving Pacific Northwest. Taking its more commonly brewed Crux Pils, the brew team brings forth a hop-infused adaptation that’s prominent with notes of fresh pineapple, lychee, and passionfruit rounded out with a clean, dry finish. Island Pilz sits at 5.2% ABV and 39 IBUs.
Both Ghost Captain Space Hop IPA and Island Pilz are available in 4-pack, 16oz cans and on draft throughout Crux’s distribution footprint.
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.