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New Zealand has given us plenty of awesome things over the years. You can argue one of the best are the Lord of the Rings movies (maybe that's just my opinion) but if we're talking cool NZ stuff (and you like beer) - you have to put Wai-iti hops near the top of the list. Known for its distinctive aroma and flavor profile, newcomer to The Shop Wai-iti hops add a touch of New Zealand magic to your brew. In this article, we'll delve into the world of homebrewing with Wai-iti hops, exploring its characteristics, the brewing process, and some...

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Imagine sipping a cold, refreshing homebrewed beer infused with the delightful aromas and flavors of hops you cultivated in your own backyard. The good news is, you don't need vast farmland or a green thumb to embark on this hoppy journey. In this post, we'll explore the joys of growing hops in your backyard, from selecting the right varieties to harvesting your own hops for that perfect pint. Both Derek & I have explored growing hops of various varieties in the back yard, and have had great success - yielding fun fresh hopped beers early in the fall season. Here are...

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beer, collaboration, craft beer, fresh hop, hoppy, hops, IPA, limited release, picaroons, west coast -

Fresh from our Elgin, New Brunswick hop yard comes our latest creation available in a limited volume, on tap only at Picaroon's General Store for a limited time. For this brew we chose to brew a West Coast style IPA using ONLY fresh hops. 

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A style that has slowly crept into the home brewing world and is certainly here to stay. Originating in the North East of the USA it has become the beer associated with terms like Hop Head, Hazy Boi, Dank, Juicy and a long list of internet lingo that no one understands.

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In many ways hops can make or break your beer, and many of the most popular styles today depend on very specific hop combinations to achieve the desired results. With the rise in popularity of NEIPAs, West Coast IPAs & every variation in-between, selecting the right hops can be one of the most important decisions you can make when designing recipes. And it’s not just the heavy IBU hitters that depend on quality hops - and hops do so much more than just influence flavours.

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