Port Brewing Co. has released the 2nd iteration of Nelson the Greeter IPA, which paying homage to Black’s Beach, the rather (in)famous surf spot/clothing optional beach in San Diego.
As the newest hoppy offering from Port Brewing, Nelson the Greeter uses the brash flavors of Nelson hops to lead the charge and has a strong hop-supporting cast rounding off with Denali, Lemon Drop, and Mosaic varietals. Notes of Gooseberry and passion fruit dominate the nose with clean tangerine and freshly cut stone fruit notes leading to a smooth bitter citrus finish.
“Last year was the first time we’ve been able to brew with Nelson hops for The Greeter,” said Steve Burchill, Head Brewer of Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey/ The Hop Concept. “Playing off what we learned, I think we were able to bring out even more of notes of tropical fruits in this year’s beer.”
Nelson the Greeter IPA will see full distribution throughout the Port Brewing network beginning this week.
Founded in 2006, The Lost Abbey produces an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.