It’s been a long, strange fourteen months since we were last able to raise a glass together, but we’re back with a subtle and refreshing lager with a noble hop aroma and a clean pilsner malt profile – perfect for hot summer days on the patio.
Welcome back, Portland, and “Prost!”
This is a special beer brewed by all members of Green Dragon Brewing (Rich, Steve, Alex, Warren, Tracy and Dylan) on two back-to-back brew days, December 30th & 31st of 2017. It is a classic Belgian dark strong ale. This special-edition was aged for two months in a Rogue-made, 20 gallon oak barrel with Rogue Dark Rum. It was then cellared and aged for over a year. Look out for the apple, plum and oak flavor characteristics and let it warm you up. Cheers!
For this year’s fresh hop beer, we traveled down to Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon and picked up over 20lbs of fresh Amarillo hops from the hop farms operated by Coleman Farms.
The melon, stone fruit, and citrus aromas from the Amarillos are paired with spicy, fruity UK hops, malt, and yeast for a complex and flavorful mix of UK and US IPA styles.
Zythos® is a new hop blend created specifically to showcase that distinct Pacific Northwest hop profile – pine, tangerine, and a little grapefruit. With a light maltiness and just a little wheat, the real star here is the hops.
This easy-drinking dark lager is the perfect balance between toasty malt and spicy noble hops – extremely refreshing without being overly sweet or aggressively bitter.