Here in the States, it’s the Pacific Northwest that’s been producing seriously fresh, covetable hops that help make some of the best beers on the planet. Freshly-hopped beers are a thing of beauty when the season’s right, but spin the globe just a bit, and you’ll find another locale an ocean away that’s also churning out some of the best hops on the planet. We’re talking about New Zealand, and it’s these hops that make up the excellent Otherside Brewing Tycoon Release 2020, a Feijoa NZIPA made in expert fashion.
Crafted to celebrate New Zealanders who’ve supported the brewery as “tycoons” through the ongoing pandemic, tasting notes here blend pine, lychee and orchard fruits in a way that only the fruit of Feijoa can offer. Beer meant to give back and serve as a thank you to brewery supporters is always a winning sipper in our book, and Otherside Brewing’s latest release certainly has us looking forward to a hopped-up IPA sooner rather than later.
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