Great Divide Releases 2018 Edition of Hop Disciples
Great Divide Brewing Company is releasing the 2018 edition of Hop Disciples in December. Every year, Hop Disciples, the brewery’s Rotating Hop Project series, takes a bright, clean IPA and puts a different hop variety at the forefront of the sensory experience. The 2018 release, which is part of the brewery’s Tank Farm series, introduces Ekuanot, a newer American varietal that features strong tropical fruit flavor with aromas of citrus and herbs.
“Hops embody the romantic side of brewing and symbolize both a brewer’s connection to the soil and the spirit of innovation,” said Brandon Jacobs, brewery manager of Great Divide Brewing Company. “Creating a beer that can highlight a single varietal provides an opportunity to showcase the unique character of that hop and expand our consumers’ taste buds.”
A simple malt bill allows the Ekuanot to shine, bringing forth notes of papaya, honeydew melon and tangerines, while a subtle earthy undertone lingers. Hop Disciples may look tough on the outside, but with its golden hue and approachable 6.2 percent ABV, this beer is a lover not a fighter.
“With a crisp, dry finish and the hop character front and center, Hop Disciples is an easy-drinking delight. It is best enjoyed with friends after a day well spent,” said Jacobs.
The 2018 edition of Hop Disciples will be available starting mid-December 2017 through April 2018 in 6-pack cans and on draft across the country.