On Thursday August 27th we brewed our Wet Hop Ale 2015 that we named WET. The hops are grown five minutes from the brewery on two farms, one on Hattertown Road and the other on Stanley Road in Monroe. The two varieties we used in WET were Zeus and Cascade. The Zeus were huge as you can see in the picture. The hops were harvested at the peak of perfection, then picked off the vines at the brewery. Within one hour of being picked they were in the kettle. It doesn’t get much fresher than that! Of course we are tasting the wet hop ale every day as it matures. Right now we close our eyes and it’s like sitting in the middle of a hop field and drinking a glass of fresh hops, fragrant, fresh, crisp and delicious. We can’t imagine how wonderful this beer will be when it is finished fermenting! We did not dry hop WET because we wanted the drinker to concentrate on the amazing aroma and flavor of the freshest hops you could get. This is a one time a year beer and we hope as many beer lovers can try this wet hop ale as possible. WET will make it’s debut at the Trumbull Fall Festival, a true harvest libation. These hops complete a full circle of their life. The hops were harvested and trucked to VERACIOUS, five minutes away. We then brewed with them and the spent hops were taken back to the farm they were grown in for compost. Full circle….