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Wild Leap Brew Co. Chief Brewing Officer Chris Elliott Talks Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 14

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Wild Leap Brew Co. Chief Brewing Officer Chris Elliott Talks Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 14

We spoke with Wild Leap Brew Co. Chief Brewing Officer Chris Elliott about Alpha Abstraction, Vol. 14.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
Absolutely. This is a beer that I drink almost every day. 

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Pure, sweet, delicious pink grapefruit. 

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
This beer features a hop that I have been hunting for a while. I read an article about this experimental variety that had unbelievable pink grapefruit characteristics and was an absolute favorite amongst hop growers. It was HBC 692. I couldn't find enough of the hop to do a large release, so I put this recipe on hold. Then out of the blue I saw a press release that the hop would be named "Talus" and was available. I ordered immediately and finally got my hands on enough to do a large release!

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
This beer pairs very nicely with sweet smoky barbecue meats. 

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