Harvest of Eden

This fresh-hop Marzen pours a pristine and rich burnt gold, with a pillowy white head. Lightly filtered, this old-world lager has an alluring malty aroma with a touch of spicy hops. An assertive but balanced bitterness counters the bready malt character from the traditional European Vienna malt. Through the middle, the fresh cascade hops from VQH farms begin to shine. They bring forth floral and spicy notes along with fresh-cut grass and citrusy lemon. Picked fresh in Eden Ontario, these wet-hops lend a unique and distinct element to this traditionally malt-forward lager bier. Crisp, but with a rich malt body, this lager is loaded with flavour but satisfyingly easy to drink.

Get it at the brewery and online store Thursday, October 8th.

Fresh-Hop Marzen 5.1% 20 13.1•P 7 3.8•P

Ingredients: Pure Muskoka Water, IREKS Vienna, Caramunich I, Carafoam, Fresh VQH cascade hops, German lager yeast.

Sam’s Take
We’ve been working with the VQH hop farm for over 4 years now and we’ve forged a pretty strong relationship with their team. They’re one of the few farms growing consistently good hops in Ontario. So when it came to doing this year’s wet hop brew we turned to them once again. Like last year, we wanted to continue down the lager path, but with a different style, one a little more malt-forward. For a style we wanted to move away from the lighter body of last year’s pilsner and bring something a little more malt forward, something to compliment the fall season  So we settled on brewing a German-style Marzen. Doughy malt body, complemented with a spicy hop character. Rich, hearty and satisfying. We are very happy with the results to say the least. Cheers!