Firestone Walker Releases Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 003

24 August 2016

imageFrom Firestone Walker:

Paso Robles, CA: Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series hits its stride this month with the release of Revolution No. 003, marking the beer’s third release since its inaugural entry last spring.

Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers that evolves and revolves approximately every 90 days. It is built around experimental hops, designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend.

Revolution No. 003 arrives as a blend of nine different hops designed to echo aspects of the previous revolutions while also breaking new stylistic ground. 
image

Newfound Hops—And One Reborn

The lead hop in Revolution No. 003 is a new German variety that Brewmaster Matt Brynildson first encountered in its experimental infancy while traveling through the Hallertau region during the hop harvest three years ago. “I fell in love with it then, & I’ve been following its development ever since,” he said. “It’s just loaded with this juicy mandarin orange character that is so distinctively German, unlike anything you could grow here in the states.”

The Revolution No. 003 blend also includes another German hop that got Matt’s attention during the same Hallertau trip. “It’s a hop that hasn’t even been named yet, but we were able to procure a small quantity,” he says. “It probably wasn’t supposed to be shared for brewing on a commercial scale, but they knew we were excited about it.”

Another key hop in Revolution No. 003 is Comet—a reborn variety from the Pacific Northwest. “Comet came out of the 1970s hop wave that brought us the popular Cascade and Centennial varieties, but for some reason Comet never took off,” Brynildson said. “It’s sort of this lost, forgotten hop that is now reemerging. It has a really cool profile—-the aromas lean more toward fresh fruit than anything overtly earthy.”
image

Au Naturel

Luponic Distortion Revolution 003 offers a mandarin orange and ripe peach character with ample supporting notes of citrus, stone fruit and pineapple. The overall profile is round and juicy, leaning heavily on ripe fruits with minimal dank or piney edges.

“This beer is a drinker,” Matt says. “I can see a lot of people tasting it and wondering if it includes fruit adjuncts, but the pronounced fruitiness is 100-percent derived from pure hops.”

0 comments (click to read or post):

Post a Comment

Please leave a comment...I do moderate them so it may not immediately appear...and please be nice!

WILK Friday BeerBuzz

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

2016 NEPA BlogCon Winner

Lets Talk Beer!

We've added some tools to encourage interaction. First and foremost, you'll see the Recent Comments section up above. This list displays the most recent comments from individual posts. Feel free to comment on ANY post by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of any post, or any link in the Recent Comments section. Comments are moderated, however you can choose to post anonymously.

Please also remember mybeerbuzz is very active on Facebook & Twitter and we DO support RSS feeds for posts and comments.

Advertising

mybeerbuzz.com is not affiliated with any of the advertisers shown above. We run Ads as a way to help offset the costs to run this FREE blog....BUT if you do happen to click on any of these ads (even if you don't buy), we do eventually get a few pennies....literally.
Creative Commons License
mybeerbuzz.com by mybeerbuzz.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at mybeerbuzz.com.

  © Copyright 2016 mybeerbuzz.com

Back to TOP