Fresh Hop Pale (4.6%) [IBU 18]

Fermentables: 2-row, Caramel
Hops: Centennial, Nugget

This subtle, unassuming pale ale is brewed exclusively with freshly harvested “wet hops” grown by Pittsburgh Hop Co. on a field in Washington, PA. Wet hops are simply whole flower hops that haven’t been dried or processed, as opposed to the pelletized hops that we use in all of our other beers. We certainly would have liked to use two or three times the amount of hops, but the field is a work in progress. The growers expect a significantly larger harvest next year. But for now, Mr. Freshly is lightly sweet with a pleasant floral hops flavor and very little bitterness.