Born Yesterday is an unfiltered pale-ish ale, chock-full of wet, Virgin, lupulin-drenched, un-kilned, fresh-picked-and-rushed-in-straight-from-Yakima hops for your immaculate reception. 2020 Harvest yielded some of the dankest, juiciest Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Sabro hops for your immaculate reception... Congratulations… it’s a beer!
Why are Fresh Hops so special?
The hops brewers use year-round started off as fresh hops that are then kilned and dried to preserve them and allow for brewing outside of the very small hops harvest window. Fresh hops contain little pockets of potent potables called lupulin glands that contain hop acids and essential oils full of terpenes, many of which are lost in the kilning and preserving process. These terpenes are aroma compounds that express the truest hop aromas, from fruity herbal notes of Sabro to the citrusy pine notes of Simcoe. Once they're picked, the hops are rushed to the brewery from the Yakima Valley, Wash. to go right into Born Yesterday fresh to make sure all of these compounds are preserved.
Why is Born Yesterday a guessing game?
Fresh hops TELL US when they’re ready to be picked, so it’s on Mother Nature to give us the green light. Plus, BrewMonster Jeremy Marshall likes to say "Let 'em hang!', preferring to wait until the hops are at their plumpest and juiciest before they’re picked, adding another piece to the Born Yesterday puzzle.
Where can I find Born Yesterday?
We try to put out as much Born Yesterday as we can, but it's an extremely difficult brew to wrangle so it is HIGHly limited. If you find some, grab it and enjoy it FRESH to experience the fullest quality of the fresh hops rushed from Yakima to you. Check out our handy Born Yesterday Beer Finder below to see if there's some in your 20 (and call ahead to make sure they still got it)!