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Circle of Wet Hops

Circle of Wet Hops from Burning Beard.

Late summer and early fall, freshly harvested hops are rushed to breweries to make wet hop beers like Burning Beard’s Circle of Wet Hops.

Beer: Circle of Wet Hops

From: Burning Beard

Why: Late summer and early fall, freshly harvested hops are rushed to breweries to make wet hop beers. Circle is made with 100 pounds of just-plucked Cascade hops from Ramona’s Star B Ranch.

Geeking out: 5.2% alcohol by volume, 45 international bittering units.

Seeking out: Now on tap at the brewery’s tasting room in El Cajon.

Inside info: Burning Beard and Julian’s Nickel Beer are collaborating on another wet hop beer this season, Room 101, featuring Neo-Mexicanus hops.

Burning Beard, 785 Vernon Way, El Cajon, burningbeardbrewing.com

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