Ferment Brewing Releases Tropical Loose Objective Lager and Summer IPA

May 31, 2022 — Ferment Brewing in Hood River today announced the release of two beers — A Tropical Loose Objective and Summer IPA — in 16oz 4-pack cans and draft. Both featuring tropical tasting hops just in time for warm weather, the beers are part of the brewery’s Top & Bottom series, which sees the simultaneous release of two limited beers that explore hops, malt, and yeast. One beer is a top fermenting ale while the other is a bottom fermenting lager.

In A Tropical Loose Object, Ferment’s Brewmaster Dan Peterson adopts techniques used to pull out hop flavors in IPAs and applies them to a lager. The beer is unfiltered, removing a level of restraint that is usually employed in lagers. With a cool whirlpool and dry hop charge of Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops from the Yakima Valley, the beer takes on a juicy IPA profile with tropical pineapple and mango fruit notes while maintaining a lager quality. The beer makes a good warm weather crusher at 5% ABV.

“The Loose Objective beers are a lot of fun to make and conceptualize,” said Dan Peterson. “For each version we select a blend of hops that complement each other and create a unique character, and we accentuate them by cooling the batch at whirlpool, dry hopping, and keeping the beer unfiltered. A Tropical Loose Objective follows A Noble Loose Objective, and we’ll have other versions in the future, too.  Our objective here is to create a fun subcategory within the Top & Bottom Ferment series, but we’ll keep things loose.”

Summer IPA is like sunshine in a glass. Dry hopped with a massive charge of Mosaic and Citra hops from the Yakima Valley, Summer IPA offers big citrus and mango hop character in a refreshing golden ale topped with a billowy head of foam at 6.5% ABV.

Ferment beers sold at beer window in Hood River, Oregon. (image courtesy of Ferment Brewing)
Ferment beers sold at beer window in Hood River, Oregon. (image courtesy of Ferment Brewing)

Summer IPA and A Tropical Loose Objective are also available on draft and in package at Ferment’s taproom. They join Belgo Blondo, an Abbey-style Single with German and Slovenian hops and a Trappist brewery yeast strain, which was released during American Craft Beer Week.

About Ferment Brewing Co.
Ferment Brewing Co. opened in 2018 as a 20-barrel brewery and tasting room overlooking the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon. Born out of an appreciation for the art of fermentation, the company prides itself in providing a modern brewery and tasting room experience that fuses traditional farmhouse techniques with a forward-thinking scientific approach. Ferment offers a unique family of beers that tap the wild terrain of the Columbia River Gorge for inspiration. For more information, visit https://www.fermentbrewing.com/