The Phillips Brewing Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA Returns for 2015!
October 5th, 2015: It’s hop harvest season and Green Reaper, our annual fresh-hop IPA, is back! This year’s Reaper uses Vancouver Island barley malted right here at our malting facility! We are so excited to be able to partner with local farmers to use island-grown grain in our brews, that we’ve updated our name to Phillips Brewing & Malting Co!
On the hop side of things Green Reaper is packed with fresh centennial hops which were shipped straight from Sartori Farm in Chilliwack and into our brew kettle. Grapefruit aroma and flavours are underpinned with slight floral hints. This IPA remains subtly sweet, featuring a vibrancy and delicacy that can only come from full-cone, never-dried hops.
Harvest your bottle at private craft-focused liquor stores before this fresh-hop apparition disappears for another year!
We’re also hosting a free draft tasting of this seasonal specialty down here at Phillips HQ on Wednesday October 7th from 4-6pm; so pop on down and help us celebrate hop harvest season the best way possible: over a beer.