Epic / Green Machine 6.5% - 440ml Can
The hops were picked on Monday15th, delivered to NZ Hops and cooled down overnight. This slows down the deterioration process. Then the next morning they were picked up around 8am and sent to Nelson airport. Then put on an Air NZ flight to Auckland where Luke and Sten took a couple of cars to Auckland Airport to pick them up and drive them straight to the brewery. They smelt amazing, and were still cold from the chiller at NZ Hops in Nelson. Once at the brewery they were added straight to the brew to give us the maximum freshness and massiveness of aroma. Farm to brew in under 24 hours. It cost a lot, but we wanted to give you the best experience we possibly could.
Why now? There is a new and exciting hop varieties that has recently been released called Nectaron (The "Ron" part is a hat tip to the legendary hop breeder Dr Ron Beatson for his significant contribution to the breeding of this hop variety as well as his incredible contribution to not only the hop breeding programme in NZ but also the general hop industry on the planet). Nectaron delivers the incredible hop characters of tropical fruits and spiciness. As usual we have presented these special hops in a trademark IPA style.