Brewery: Squatters Craft Beers (Utah Brewers Cooperative)
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Style: Double India Pale Ale ABV: 9% IBU’s: 72
Hop Rising is our second Imperial IPA on the docket for our Beer Advent. Would be interested to experience how this compares to the Dogfish Head 90 Minute that we enjoyed on Sunday. Hop Rising has everything that a hop-head (like myself) would enjoy: high alcohol by volume (ABV) at 9% and an International Bitterness Unit (IBU) of 72. Hop Rising has a malty backbone to it which works nicely with the intense hop flavor at the front. It should taste rather smooth for an Imperial IPA. And, the master brewer is pitching the hop in the label on the can!
Squatters Craft Beers seems like a solid organization! One that definitely would get my support and recommendation. Squatters Craft Beers embraces what they call the “Triple Bottom Line” philosphy: People, Planet, Profit! Supporting a healthy community is a priority for Squatters.
The following statement is taken straight from their website:
We procure healthy ingredients and use environmentally friendly products and services from within our local eco-region and develop long-lasting relationships with farmers, growers and suppliers so that we know exactly what is and is not in the products that we buy. We purchase Blue Sky Wind Power and are continuously working to reduce our carbon footprint by procuring products produced from post-consumer recycled materials and purchasing goods that are environmentally friendly, sending less waste to our landfills. These efforts have resulted in Squatters being recognized locally and state-wide for its efforts.
Cheers to People, Planet, and Profit………………………..and HOPS!!!!!
Advent Reading: Matthew 2:19-23 Return to Nazareth
19 But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
20 saying, “Rise, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the child’s life are dead.”
21 And he rose and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee.
23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
(Mat 2:19-23 ESV)