Samuel Adams Hops School Now In Session

Jim Koch, founder of Samuel Adams, thinks it’s high time people got to know their hops. [] I couldn’t agree more.

Samuel Adams Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA

The brewery has released a brand new 12-pack, Latitude 48 Deconstructed IPA, which features 2 bottles of their original Latitude 48 IPA, plus 2 bottles each of 5 variations on the brew. Each of the 5 variations on the IPA will showcase a single type of hops so that the taster can gather a clear idea of how each hop variety tastes and smells.

Koch hopes to show drinkers the difference in each of the 5 hops, particularly the difference between American and European hops. The 5 hops being showcased in the 12-pack are Ahtanum, Simcoe, Zeus (American), East Kent Holdings (English) and Hallertau Mittelfruh (German).

I’m really looking forward to picking up a pack and experiencing each variety of hops on its own. It’s something that even avid beer drinkers don’t often have the opportunity to do since hops are most often mixed together to create a more balanced flavor. Have you tried Latitude 48 Deconstructed yet? Let me know how it went!


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