The Sierra Nevada Brewing Company from Chico, CA makes an annual wet hopped beer named Harvest. This beer uses fresh rather than dried hops and the result is a delicious fall treat! Quantities are limited, so don’t wait to pick some up! A mixture of Centennial and Cascade hops are used. The beer reviewed was purchased at Good Spirits in Sioux Falls. Brookings hasn’t usually carried this beer in the past.
The beer pours out dark gold into a pint glass with a nice light tan head. There is a delicious hoppy aroma and flavor. The hops come out slightly over the background malts (two-row pale & caramel), but this beer is very balanced and well done. There is nice lacing on the glass from the hops.
ABV = 6.7%
IBUs = 60-65
Grade = A
This is one of my favorite fall choices. Other fresh hop beers include Brau Brothers Hundred Yard Dash, Great Divide Fresh Hop and Deschutes Hop Trip.