The Hopdevil – that incarnate of the late summer storm capable of destroying hop fields before harvest – is feted each year by the farmers of Hoppeland, Belgium. After harvest, they parade & then burn effigies of the Hopdevil with the hope that he will be discouraged from returning.
Of the opinion that a little superstition goes a long way, we raise a glass of HOPDEVIL (a.k.a. Cowichan Valley Bine) – our fresh hop beer – to the prolonged absence of the Hopdevil in our local hop-growing regions.
Brewed with Fresh Cascade hops from Maple Bay Hop Company this beer showcases the cones, using malt character only as a balance to the earthy & fruity hop character. Flavours of honeydew melon & citrus escort this extremely session-able fresh hop beer.
Check out “Harvest to Brew with Strange Fellows & Maple Bay Hop Farm”
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