The Thief is back

3 06 2009

James Squire has released it’s 2009 Hop Thief.

Tony Jones, Chief Brewer reveals: “The hops we are using to create the latest version of Hop Thief are a combination of the well established Australian variety Pride of Ringwood, which is known primarily as a bittering hop, and the locally-bred aroma variety known as Southern Hallertau.
“We have used hop flowers secured fresh from the 2009 Tasmanian harvest rather than using the commonly available pellet form and add them late in the fermentation process so we capture the floral flavours otherwise lost during boiling.”

Yum! I picked up a case from Vintage Cellars last night and I am very excited about trying it.

Also saw this yesterday. Never had the Vintage Imperial Stout, but would be very keen if I can get my hands on some.

Very glad to see more breweries doing the limited release thing. Moving away from bland, mass-produced beers and towards specialised craft beers is a good thing.

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6 responses

3 06 2009
mattt

I heard rumors of this. Awesome!!! Glad I didn’t buy anything the other day.

3 06 2009
Nic

I may have to make a trip to my local… now

3 06 2009
Turns

Woo hoo!!!

4 06 2009
guthers

Had my first one last night. Quite different form previous years (not the same passionfruit smell). But as expected – hoptastic.

5 06 2009
TimG

Bring one up to Tallwoods so I can taste it.

5 06 2009
guthers

I’m bringing 12

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