Hop Czar

…and Other Ideas for Hoppy Beer Names

BridgePort Brewing Company just bottled up their seasonal DIPA, and has announced that they will again be having a special release party at the brewpub to celebrate.  Hop Czar will be released this year on April 16.

Here’s the deets:

BridgePort will host a Hop Czar release party Thursday, April 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the BridgePort brewpub + bakery in the Pearl at 1313 NW Marshall St. Free and open to the public, attendees can enjoy Russian folk dancers and listen to live music courtesy of Portland based musical ensemble, Chervona. To celebrate the re-release of this favorite IPA, BridgePort’s brewpub + bakery will also be serving free samples of the limited edition Big Brew and feature a special Russian inspired menu and a signature beer cocktail.

BridgePort’s Hop Czar Ale will be on tap at BridgePort brewpub + bakery, BridgePort Ale House and at select bars and restaurants around Portland. With 1,000 cases produced, this limited edition brew will also be sold at retail grocery stores throughout Oregon and Washington while supplies last.

BridgePort’s Hop Czar Stats:

IBU’s: 85 ABV: 8% Color: Deep Golden

Ingredients: Nugget, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial Hops

Description: Triple-hopped, bottle-conditioned, Imperial-style IPA, hopped with Nugget, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops.

Triple-hopped, just like Miller.  JK.  Last year’s Czar was fantastic.  Rich, floral and full of oomph! It poured a bright thick orange-amber body with a healthy white head. Bitter, citrus, grapefruit nose. Lots of great hoppiness and a rich malty spine. Last year I said “It’s great to see that BridgePort finally made an IIPA and this one is wonderful!”  Yum!

On a side note, the name, Hop Czar got me thinking of some of my favorite names for big hoppy beers and here’s a list of some of my favorites:

Hopzilla – Bert Grants

Hopasaurus Rex – Steelhead

Tricerahops – Ninkasi

Hoptimus Prime – Legacy Brewing

Big Hoppy Monster – Terrapin

Alpha King – Three Floyds

The Maharaja – Avery

Tank Slapper – Barley Browns

Leafer Madness – Beer Valley

The Baron – Beach Chalet

Hopslam – Bells

Hopsickle – Moylans

Denogginizer – Drakes

Un*Earthly – Southern Tier

Hop Stoopid – Lagunitas

Hops Crisis – 21st Amendment/Terrapin

Hercules – Great Divide

Devil Dancer – Founders

Wailing Wench – Middle Ages

Sleighor – Reaper Ales

Hop Henge – Deschutes

Here’s some that I propose might raise the bar for extreme hoppiness…

Death by Hops, Hopocide (187 IBU), Alpha O.D., Palatectomy, Hop God, Hop Crop Clearcut, New Testament of Hops, Hopstrocity, Hopopolis, Hopocalypse Now, End of Days, Zeus Juice, Festering Dead Hippy’s Armpit, Dennis Hopper, Steroidal Frog, Hop Genius (drink from an Einstein), The Evsicerater, Alphabeatdown, Stupulin

That’s all I got for now…