Style: Idaho IPA w/douglas fir and western hemlock tips
Talk about a collaboration! After a lengthy back and forth between both of our breweries, we finally penned a recipe that we were both very happy with. Our good friends at Salmon River Brewery in McCall, Idaho, a mountain town 2 hours north of Boise, invited us up for a few days of foraging. After trekking through the woods of the Ponderosa Forest in McCall for several hours with staff from both breweries, spouses, and children we harvested 16 pounds of fresh growth from Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock evergreen trees. This new growth, or “tips” as they are lovingly called, contain a high content of Vitamin C which provides them with a fresh, citrus/pine flavor and aroma. The next day a 15 bbl batch of IPA was brewed at our facility and the fresh tips were added in two stages of the boil. The result was a bright and refreshing IPA, redolent of pine and citrus, something unique and truly Idahoan.
In addition to the camaraderie of the foraging trip and subsequent brew, proceeds from the release parties were donated to the McCall Smokejumpers who tirelessly protect Idaho’s forests.
6.5% alcohol by volume
69 IBU, plus tips
NW 2-row, Crystal 40
Idaho-grown Cascade, Zeus and Centennial, Nugget
Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock new growth
Contains NO Animal Products
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