A year after BridgePort Brewing was founded, Coca-Cola introduced its “New Coke” to the marketplace. After much fan displeasure the giant soda maker decided to revert back to its original formula. This similar scenario is happening at our local brewery that revolutionized the IPA back in the 1990’s with the return of the original recipe for its Hop Czar. Yes, after spending 2014 as part of a rotating line of IPAs, BridgePort Brewing returns its popular Hop Czar Imperial IPA to its original recipe.
The self-proclaimed “King of Hops” has now regained his rightful throne to rule over all things hops. Hop Czar is brewed with an irresponsible amount of hops and balanced by a robust malt backbone. 7.5% ABV 87 IBU
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 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 Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.