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Re: Pre-planning a Harvest Ale... Please help.
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2011, 12:49:13 PM »
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Re: Pre-planning a Harvest Ale... Please help.
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2011, 12:51:31 PM »
Tom - if you go to their website and look at the NORTHERN Hemisphere Harvest it clearly says Wet Hop.  It would be impossible logistically to have a Wet Hop Southern Hemisphere unless they brewed it on the spot.
They could flash freeze them and fly them up packed in dry ice.  :)

I personally like the terminology though - to me it is very distinct - the 'wet' hop beer is made with hops that are not kilned/dried. the 'fresh' hop beer is one made with hops that are just harvested and processed.
Their terminology sucks.  Their wet hops are not wet, they are fresh.  Their fresh hops are not fresh, they are dried.  Sorry you like it. ;) ;D  If they want to say "freshly harvested and processed" then they'll get no argument from me.  I wouldn't even object to calling it a fresh harvest ale.  But they're wrong to call them wet or fresh.

how about 'vine ripe'?
'Fresh dried'?
or my favourite marketing BS 'Most Unique'
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Re: Pre-planning a Harvest Ale... Please help.
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2011, 01:05:12 PM »
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Re: Pre-planning a Harvest Ale... Please help.
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2011, 02:09:52 PM »
Their terminology sucks.  Their wet hops are not wet, they are fresh.  Their fresh hops are not fresh, they are dried.  Sorry you like it. ;) ;D  If they want to say "freshly harvested and processed" then they'll get no argument from me.  I wouldn't even object to calling it a fresh harvest ale.  But they're wrong to call them wet or fresh.

I can't decide if you're half right or half wrong.  In principle I agree with you, though it is pretty good beer.

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Re: Pre-planning a Harvest Ale... Please help.
« Reply #34 on: May 20, 2011, 02:24:21 PM »
how about 'vine ripe'?
'Fresh dried'?
or my favorite marketing BS 'Most Unique'

How about "Harvest" hopped. From Bine to Kettle.  ;D
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