We love the fall for so many reasons, but mainly because it’s time for Fresh Hop beers! Come kick off the season at the New Old Lompoc on Tuesday, October 5th as brewers Zach, Dave, Bryan, Sam & Jerry gather to introduce three fresh hop beers:
Crystal Missile Fresh Hop Pale Ale uses 50 lbs of wet Crystal hops direct from Sodbuster Farms. It’s golden hued with a huge earthy hop aroma, compliments of the Lompoc Hop Press method. Crisp fresh hop flavor dominates throughout, resulting in the quintessential fresh hop beer (5.4% ABV); Harvest Man Red, brewed with 100 pounds of Crystal fresh hops, is malty and full bodied with a deep, rich red color (6.2% ABV); and Ale-Conner Fresh Hop ESB, a deep copper colored English style ale that was brewed with the Nottingham yeast strain. Fresh Crystal hops were used giving the beer a floral aroma. It has a piney bitterness that is balanced with a nutty caramel sweetness( 5% ABV). There will also be complimentary appetizers – is it beer thirty yet?