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Colorado Cascade hops tasting good

Colorado Rare Beer Tasting

One quick note from the Colorado Rare Beer Tasting last night at the Rackhouse Pub in Denver.

I had two beers made with unkilned Colorado Cascade hops — Hoperation Ivy from Ska Brewing and Colorado Wet Hop from Great Divide Brewing (the one in the glass at the top). Both excellent, with bright “punch you in the nose” citrusy Cascade aroma and flavor.

As in many states, Colorado farmers are giving hops a go. We’ll see if they can manage it economically and agronomically, but these beers are proof they can grow hops that are, for want of a better word, “good.”

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