Chuckanut Brewery releases Sultana Single Hop Lager
Earning a reputation like the one enjoyed by Chuckanut Brewery isn’t easy. Neither is winning all those lovely medals at prestigious beer competitions. One way the brewery hones its beer game is by experimenting and gaining a deeper understanding of the ingredients it uses, like all the newfangled hop varieties that have hit the market in recent years. For example, Sultana.
That’s why Chuckanut Brewery began releasing a series of single hop beers– to explore the complete expression of each hop variety more fully. The latest in the series is brewed with Sultana hops, which is a breed developed by Hopstiener.
About Sultana Hops
After a full ten years of development, this hop variety was released with the name Sultana in the summer of 2019. Formerly it was known by its experimental names: X06277 and Denali.
Sultana is a big beast of a hop and some have nicknamed it Nuggetzilla. The plant, the cone, the oils, the aroma, it’s all big. Aroma and flavor descriptors include pineapple, pine, and bright citrus. Sultana is a crossbreed between Nugget, Zeus, and a USDA hop variety that was introduced in 2006.
For you serious geeks, Sultana clocks in at 13-15% Alpha and 4%-5% Beta. Pedigree: 50% Nugget, 25% Zeus, 25% USDA 19058m.
Chuckanut Brewery Taps New Single Hop Lager
This is the story of the seventh beer in Chuckanut Brewery’s Single Hop Lager saga. This time, the lead character is played by Sultana. Here’s the word straight from the brewery:
Chuckanut Brewery is constantly trying to learn more about the ingredients used in the beers brewed. Single Hop Lager has been an opportunity for award-winning Chuckanut to master their knowledge about Noble hop varietals.
By experimenting with U.S. and other new world hops from around the world Chuckanut gains the nuances of each varietal. Chuckanut’s brewers are excited to get to know these hops better and for Chuckanut drinkers to learn more also!
This 7th rendition in the Single Hop Lager Series uses the NW developed Sultana, originally experimental hop #06277 previously named Denali. Grab your beach chair and SPF 40 because this Single Hop Lager Sultana is bursting with tropical flavors of pineapple, citrus & pine!
Great with spicy foods from southern climates this Single Hop beer will cool and compliment any spicy hot foods!
Single Hop Lager Sultana is available in kegs, growler fills and half-liter bottles at limited shops and restaurants around the NW and Oregon!