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Duck Foot Brewing Co. Chief Fermentation Officer Brett Goldstock and Head Brewer Austin Copeland Talk Secret Spot

92 Rating - Exceptional
Duck Foot Brewing Co. Chief Fermentation Officer Brett Goldstock and Head Brewer Austin Copeland Talk Secret Spot

We spoke with Duck Foot Brewing Co. Chief Fermentation Officer Brett Goldstock and Head Brewer Austin Copeland about Secret Spot.

Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
This was a group effort based on tasting a bunch of the various hazy IPAs that are available on the market now and putting our own Duck Foot spin on it. We experimented with several different hops and combinations of hops in a few early prototype batches before we settled on this one.

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
Really it's all about the hops. We chose the most fruit-forward varieties that played well with the full body of wheat and oats.

Where does this beer’s name come from?
Our Hop-On Series of IPAs are a collaboration with local San Diego surf artist Andy Davis. The can art as well the beers in the series are inspired by the surf culture we are immersed in. The art on the can and the name of this specific beer refer to the best (and most secret) unknown surf spot.

Is this your “desert island beer?”
As long as there's always a full keg of it!

What's a good food pairing for this beer?
The slightly sweet malt and fruity hops would complement food with just a bit of heat or spice like buffalo wings. But it's somewhat universal, too, and would be a good choice for a charcuterie board.

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Marine layer haze, sunny and fruity hop aroma, good vibes.

Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
This beer is the first in the Hop-On Series that we’ll be continuing with Andy Davis, and the whole time we’ve been working on the upcoming beers and cans we’ve been sharing some Secret Spot in our local secret spots and brainstorming. It’s like the fuel behind the series. Don’t ask where those spots are though, we can’t divulge the local secrets.

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