These wee Centennial beauties came from the UBC Farm! Yes, in September (hop season is already long past), but we did manage to dehydrate and store a few for future brewing. Hopefully they keep!
Brewing with fresh hops is a truly seasonal treat. We combined them with rye flakes and some London ESB (plus a few other things) to make a light rye pale ale. Unfortunately, our mash temperature was a bit low so our final gravity measured very low, equivalent to about 3.3% alcohol, but the hops provided a beautiful, fresh, aromatic flavour that is truly unique. And really, as only our second batch of homebrew, I think it turned out quite well.
Seasonally, the beer would be more suitable as a summer beverage but I’m sure we’ll enjoy it nonetheless 🙂
Once it’s finished carbonating and is ready to drink, I’ll post a picture of our finished product.