While technically it did snow that one time, First Snow technically becomes more like a 2nd Snow with its last return for the season. A certain West Coast beer that releases annually around this time of year, has always had an incredibly special and profound grip on the entire production team. Our shared appreciation for what might be the oldest continually brewed American IPA damn near boils over, as it were, during these cooler weather months.
Fermented with our preferred Chico Ale yeast variant for clean hop and malt expressive character, this was the last piece of the clone correct puzzle.
We notice impressions of fresh cut Christmas tree, grapefruit rind, orange citrus oil, and clean soft caramel reinforced with a softer level of PNW varietal derived hop bitterness.