Luke Nicholas of Epic Brewing can’t get enough hops. Literally. American aroma hops are all the rage in the craft brewing scene, and key varieties tend to be scarce. The good news is that Hop Union, the US hop collective, has released its third proprietary blend to hold the market until those new plants start producing.
Luke has gotten a stash of Zythos and brewed a beer to showcase the blend of commercial and experimental hops. Its a dry IPA, light amber, and come in at 6% ABV.
Zythos the beer is full of Zythos the hop blend. Though the green labeling might make you think of Ireland, the pine and citrus notes will take you straight to the States. The full on flavour and lingering bitterness should satisfy those hop cravings, though Zythos hops are not going to cure any heavy Simcoe addiction.