King Road Brewing Wet Hop Ale 2021

Style
Wet Hop Ale
ABV
5.0%

The annual hop harvest offers a fleeting chance to use freshly picked, "wet" hops to create a one-off beer expression. While acting as a reminder of the seasonal and agricultural origins of beer, there are challenges with balance in such beers as each crop is unique, leaving the brewer with an intuitive rather than technical application.

Once again, the King Road brewers teamed up with Preston Valley Hops for theirs, picking from the bines in the morning and adding the wet Victoria hops, plus Cascade and Columbus, to the kettle that afternoon, later dry-hopping with Nugget and Chinook.

Many will expect a massively bitter, resin bomb, however the restraint here is welcome, as this light caramel, malt lead beer aims at drinkability rather than abrasiveness. An ephemeral light citrus and earthy character show with soft bitterness and subtle resin in a beer that’s made as much for celebrating the harvest, as celebrating the end of a hard day's work.

Guy Southern

Published March 22, 2021

Name
King Road Brewing Co
Address

796 King Road
Oldbury
WA 6121

Phone
0455 030 547
Open Hours

Monday: 11am to 6pm Tues: Closed
Wed & Thurs: 11am to 6pm
Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday: 11am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 8pm

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