DENVER — Great Divide Brewing Company is releasing the 2018 edition of Hop Disciples in December. Every year, Hop Disciples, the brewery’s Rotating Hop Project series, takes a bright, clean IPA and puts a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience. The 2018 release, which is part of the brewery’s Tank Farm series, introduces Ekuanot, a newer American varietal that features strong tropical fruit flavor with aromas of citrus and herbs.
“Hops embody the romantic side of brewing and symbolize both a brewer’s connection to the soil and the spirit of innovation,” said Brandon Jacobs, brewery manager of Great Divide Brewing Company. “Creating a beer that can highlight a single varietal provides an opportunity to showcase the unique character of that hop and expand our consumers’ taste buds.”
A simple malt bill allows the Ekuanot to shine, bringing forth notes of papaya, honeydew melon and tangerines, while a subtle earthy undertone lingers. Hop Disciples may look tough on the outside, but with its golden hue and approachable 6.2 percent ABV, this beer is a lover not a fighter.
“With a crisp, dry finish and the hop character front and center, Hop Disciples is an easy-drinking delight. It is best enjoyed with friends after a day well spent,” said Jacobs.
The 2018 edition of Hop Disciples will be available starting mid-December 2017 through April 2018 in 6-pack cans and on draft across the country.
About Great Divide Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Great Divide Brewing Company is one of the most decorated breweries in America, recognized for brewing some of the globe’s most balanced yet assertive and flavorful beers. These beers have landed an impressive amount of acclaim, earning 18 Great American Beer Festival Medals, five World Beer Cup Awards and 14 spots on Beer Advocate’s “Top Rated Beers: Colorado” (2015). Here at Great Divide, Bold Character isn’t just a catchphrase. It’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe. For more information visit www.greatdivide.com.