Sprecher Brewery Releases Fresh Hop WIPL

04 October 2016

imageFrom Sprecher:

Glendale, WI – Sprecher Brewing Company will begin its annual Whole Cone Hop Series with

an 80 barrel batch of Wisconsin Pale Lager, or WIPL, so named because it features 600 pounds

of just-off- the-bine fresh Wisconsin Cascade hop cones. In order to achieve maximum aromatics,

a Sprecher representative relayed the just harvested Cascade hops back to the brewery allowing

the fresh cones to be added to the brew within twenty-four hours of being picked. The beer was

aged several additional weeks before being kegged.

Fresh Wisconsin Cascade hops lend floral aromatics and green, grassy notes specific to the area

where they were grown, making WIPL distinctive from other fresh hop pale lagers. Every year

the flavor of WIPL is unique due to the quality of the hops, which depends on growing

conditions. This year the growing conditions were more favorable than 2015, resulting in a

remarkably delicious beer with compelling floral aromatics. WIPL has a crisp profile with

grassy, light floral and citrus notes. At 5% alcohol by volume (abv), this is a great session beer.

Expected release date: mid to late October. Due to the importance of maintaining fresh hop

character, WIPL will not be available in bottles, only kegs. Growler fills can be purchased at

Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI

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Whole Cone Hop Series Releases November 2016 through February 2017:

Late November Release: Citra Bomb, an IPA featuring 200 pounds each Simcoe and Citra hop

cones. Nectarine on the nose, ripe citrus flavors upfront and piney notes on the finish. 6.25%

abv. 80 barrel batch. Draft only.

Late December 2016/Early January 2017 Release: Pineapple Express, Belgian Triple brewed

with 200 pounds each whole cone Mosaic and Equinox hops. Full of big tropical aromas and

flavors of pineapple, melon and mango. 8.4% abv. 80 barrel batch. Draft only.”

February 2017 Release: All American Pale Ale. Session worthy APA featuring a massive

amount of whole cone Cascade, Mt. Hood, Citra and Simcoe hops that imbue distinctive citrus

character and aroma along with some piney notes. 5% abv. 40 barrel batch.

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