Braxton Brewing Company: Trophy: Hull Melon
It was just a trophy. A bit of gold colored plastic set atop a small wooden base. You probably got yours as a Cub Scout or maybe in Knothole baseball. And you gave it a place of honor on a shelf, where it would be joined by others as the years advanced. But now, when you remember that trophy you feel a rush of emotion, as you recall your moment of greatness. Or maybe the “get ‘em next year” response if greatness fell short. And now, we’re proud of the unseen things that trophy represents – the work, the sweat, the hours of practice under a hot sun. That’s how we feel as we salute our home, Northern Kentucky. We call this special pale ale Trophy. It’s brewed in honor of the people of this great region. Because they’re the genuine gold at the top of the trophy. May it never tarnish. Each batch features a different hop profile and will only be brewed four times a year. The first batch will feature Hull Melon hops. We’ll also be donating a percentage of sales back to the city we brew and live in. Trophy is a hop forward American Pale Ale that is single hopped and dry hopped with Hull Melon. This hop brings tremendous characteristics of honey-dew melon, apricot, and strawberry flavors and aromas. The crisp malt background has enough body to support the hop flavor and aroma to bring you a crisp, clean, traditional pale ale.