Industrial Arts Brewing Riwaka West Coast IPA State Of The Art Series
The STATE OF THE ART SERIES is a rotating offering of hi-tech, small-batch experiments in beer. Each iteration will highlight a technique, process, or ingredient that we are excited about. We love our farmers, so we wanted to showcase what they are doing in this big, bold beer that bursts with juicy tropical fruit notes and has a thick and luscious mouthfeel.
Pale green and loaded with intense, exotic fresh fruit character, Riwaka is one of the most sought-after hops in the brewing world. We traveled to visit farms in New Zealand last year, and were rewarded with a very small amount of this elusive and sublime variety. Each of these two companion beers expresses itself in different ways. The West Coast version is lean and clean with a simple malt bill and classic American ale yeast while the Northeast-style is heavy on wheat, oats, and haze. Our farmer is waiting for feedback, try them both, let us know what you think, and we'll all win!