Monday, October 11, 2010

Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming eases into gear, today.

Fringe Fest downtown is done, and now it's uptown for Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming, NABC Pizzeria & Public House's annual paean to the magical hop cone. Lupulin Land begins today, as we begin tapping kegs at the original 3312 Plaza Drive location of NABC.

As noted previously, we’ll be bringing drafts on line gradually throughout the coming weeks rather than debuting them all on a Friday, as before.

There'll be four or five CO2-driven Lupulin Land kegs at a time on tap, with cask-conditioned firkins appearing at selected intervals (see below). Of course, Lupulin Land's host brewery is NABC, and our special guest this year is Founders Brewing.

Most of the remaining beers on the list are American-made, and yes, there'll be a visitation by Randall the Enamel Animal (the hoppy modulator). Stay tuned for his day and time.

To know what’s on, what’s gone, and other Lupulin Land Harvest Hopcoming news, follow NABC on Facebook and Twitter.

Here's a recap with firkin tapping dates and a few late additions.

LUPULIN LAND 2010 ... Beginning schedule of tappings

Monday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. (CO2 kegs)
Hitachino Nest Classic Ale
New Holland Oak Aged Mad Hatter
Rogue Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA

Tuesday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m.
NABC 8th Anniversary firkin

Tuesday, October 19 at 3:00 p.m.
Founders Harvest Ale firkin
Founders Devil Dancer

Tuesday, October 26 at 3:00 p.m.
WinterCoat Double Hop firkin

Tuesday, November 2 @ 3:00 p.m.
NABC Yakima firkin

Late list additions:

New Holland Oak Aged Mad Hatter IPA
Dry-hopped with Centennial hops, aged with oak.
5.25% abv

Rogue Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red
Chinook and Centennial
5.1% abv, 44 IBU

Tyranena HopWhore
Double IPA, part of the Brewers Gone Wild series.
7.5% abv

Complete list, previously published

Founders Brewing Company

Founder's Centennial
Founder's Devil Dancer
Founder's Harvest Ale (firkin)
Founder's Red's Rye

New Albanian Brewing Company

NABC VIII Anniversary Ale
Cask-conditioned, dry-hopped with hops from the eight Single Hop series releases: Warrior, Summit, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Nugget, and Cascade
8% abv, 80 IBU

NABC Saison de Houblon
Dry-hopped Saison featuring Saaz and Styrian Goldings.
7% abv, 41 IBU

Cask-conditioned, dry-hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo.
7.5% abv, 130 IBU

Wait, there’s more …

Goose Island Harvest Ale
American-style Extra Special Bitter with Cascade hops.
5.7% abv, 35 IBU

Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Pacific Northwest “wet” hops shipped to Denver for the batch.
6.1% abv

Great Divide Rumble Oak-Aged IPA
American IPA aged on French and American oak.
7.1% abv

Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale
Japan IPA: Chinook, Challenger & East Kent Goldings, aged in cedar casks.
7% abv

Left Hand Chainsaw
“Double” ESB: Magnum, US Goldings and Cascade.

Left Hand Twin Sisters
Double IPA, named for Twin Sisters Peaks in Colorado.
9% abv

Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Ale
Formerly “Chico Estate,” still brewed with malt and hops grown by the brewery on its grounds.
6.7% abv

Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale
Formerly “Harvest Ale,” still brewed “wet” with Centennial and Cascades.
6.7% abv

Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA
All English ingredients this year (except the water).
8.9% abv, 100 IBU

Stone Double Bastard 2008
Another stashed vintage of heightened Arrogant Bastard.
10.5%, 100 IBU

Two Brothers Hop Juice
Dry hopped with a pound of hops per barrel
9.9% ABV, 100.1 IBU's

WinterCoat Double Hop
A cask-conditioned firkin of English-influenced Imperial IPA, but from Denmark.
8.2% abv

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