Nouveau Houblon IPA
BEER STYLE / STATS:
Graf / 5% ABV, 5 IBU, 15 SRM
Local Solstice Pale malt, Mild malt, DRC malt, Roasted barley, Warrior hops, Kent Golding hops, local apple juice blend, English Ale yeast.
Is it a beer with apple juice fermented together, or a hopped cider with barley sugar fermented together? It may depend on which beverage you prefer, but in any case, this mixed fermented beverage uses locally harvested grain and apple juice from Utah in collaboration with Mountain West Cider. The result is a super drinkable beverage with both flavors of beer and cider that is just about as local “craft” as something gets.
While the combination of fruit in beer goes back to the beginning of beer, as the story goes, “graf” was a fantastical, apple-based beer that appeared in the popular Stephen King series The Dark Tower. The specifics of graf aren’t discussed in detail, other than the incorporation of apples and malt in a drink that can either be sessionable or quite strong.
Tulip or Tumbler Pint