Kyoto Brewing Co. - Wholesale

先祖返り (Throwback)

This beer was brewed in collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops and focuses on the first hop they ever bred: Ahtanum. Disease nearly wiped the variety out, and only serendipity (and a lot of hard work on the part of Yakima Chief!) allowed production volumes to rebound to pre-disease levels.

Flavor and aroma focus was placed on Ahtanum and its grapefruit-like citrusy character. A supporting role is played by the berry-like citrus and fruit character of Simcoe, and the brew utilizes both regular pellet hops as well as Cryo Hop versions. As Ahtanum has a unique story of heritage and lineage, we decided to brew something of a throwback to West Coast IPAs that popularized craft beer in the mid to late 2000s. A huge amount of hops leaves a firm bitterness with plenty of aroma and flavor. While late hopping techniques were used to ensure that this brew focused more on fruity aromas than strong bitterness common among the West Coast IPAs of old, the look of the beer and its taste will certainly bring people back to the early days of the craft beer movement. Enjoy!

Naming: This beer pays homage to those that came before, both by using a hop variety with a storied past and brewing a style that popularized the craft beer movement during its beginnings.

West Coast IPA
Malt Bill:
Pilsner, Carapils, T50
Bittering - Pahto
Flavour/Aroma - Ahtanum, Ahtanum Cryo, Simcoe, Simcoe Cryo
American Ale
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