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Our Glass Collaboration Serves IPA Anew

The dynamic aromas and flavors of craft beer shine best in proper glassware. A careful pour into the right glass, which differs among beer styles, makes for an ideal drinking experience. We’ve always brewed and loved hop-forward beers, a passion Dogfish Head Brewery shares with us. Together, with the help of world-renowned glass manufacturer Spiegelau, we sought to create an exceptional glass for India Pale Ale. Read more.

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A Hop Forward Week

“Our dependence on what you guys do is real,” Ken Grossman told the American Hop Convention crowd last Thursday in our Big Room.

Organized by Hop Growers of America, the American Hop Convention is an annual industry meeting that brings together hop growers, merchants and researchers, as well as craft breweries. This was the 57th convention year and the first time it was hosted by a craft brewery—a special chance for us to show our gratitude. Read more.

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Reflecting on Hop Harvest

In our first blog post, we mentioned hop growers are often fond of us. We use heaps of whole-cone hops every day—thousands of pounds. But despite the big supply we have in Chico, the selection process during harvest is calculated and time consuming. Ken Grossman and a team of brewers embarked on this year’s search in September. Read more.

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