When life hands you hops, make a fruity, juicy, hop-bursting double IPA. This is exactly what Ska Brewing did with a surplus of perfectly good Galaxy hops that the brewery ordered this year. The plethora of product was destiny for the brand’s latest year-round offering: Bad Hop Contract Double IPA (a.k.a. BHC DIPA).
BHC DIPA will boast an 8 percent ABV and plenty of Galaxy and El Dorado hops when it hits shelves in six-packs on Oct. 1. When sipping BHC, tropical aromas, compliments of the Galaxy hops, will pull you in and give way to a sweet stone fruit flavor. The juicy sweetness is followed by an enjoyable bitterness.
“The hops are the star of this beer, thank God,” said Ska CEO Dave Thibodeau. “Just a few years ago there was a hop shortage and prices skyrocketed, and as is our M.O., we signed a bunch of bad hop contracts–maybe our next beer can use up some excess CTZ’s!”
BHC DIPA is now available in 12 oz. cans and 6-packs throughout CO, TX, MO, KS, CA, IL, NM, AZ, NE, and MN.
For more information the bad hop contract that inspired BHC DIPA, tune into this conversation on YouTube that Thibodeau and Ska Sales Manager Arlo Grammatica had around the watercooler.
Ska invites you to celebrate the launch of BHC DIPA at Ska World HQ in Durango this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers. Pioneers in the canned craft beer movement Ska Brewing is known for an array of styles in 12-ounce cans including Modus Hoperandi, Mexican Logger, Euphoria and Pinstripe.