jus the tips

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.

Geek Speak:

6.5% alcohol by volume
69 IBU, plus tips

Malts:

NW 2-row, Crystal 40

Hops:

Idaho-grown Cascade, Zeus and Centennial, Nugget

Adjuncts:

Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock new growth

Contains NO Animal Products


 Pairings:

Vegan – Samosa, African-spiced tofu w/apricot couscous and green olive sauce

Omnivore – Salmon with pine gravlax, deep fried castelvetrano olives stuffed with blue cheese, bison burger with Cotswold


Availability: July/Aug 2015

15.5 gal keg (half barrel)
5.16 gal keg (sixth barrel)

just tips

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