We are excited to announce that Fegley’s Brew Works will be releasing a reserve amount of their award-winning Hop’solutely fermented with brett, aged, and packaged in 750ml, corked and caged bottles at Fegley’s Allentown and Bethlehem Brew Works. The Official release date for the bottles will be Friday, May 16th and available for purchase at the Allentown and Bethlehem Brew Works.
Hop’solutely is a premium, flagship offering from Fegley’s Brew Works. This triple IPA has become a craft beer fan favorite. The addition of brettanomyces is the logical evolution of this brew. Brewmaster Beau Baden commented about Brett Hop’solutely, “We are excited to have this beer finally available after aging for nearly 4 months. This beer is fermented with 100% wild yeast (Brettanomyces). the wild yeast gives this beer a dryer flavor, light fruitiness and an effervescent finish. This beer weighs in at 11.5% ABV just like our regular version.”
We used Brett (brettanomyces – a wild yeast) to ferment Hop’solutely instead of regular brewer’s yeast, which typically ferments our beer. Brett yeast takes approximately 3 to 4 months to ferment Hop’solutely rather than 14 or so days with typical brewer’s yeast.
The brewery has released a limited amount of kegs to Shangy’s in Emmaus and can be found on draft at area bars, pubs and restaurants where better craft beer is offered. Fegley’s Brett Hop’solutely has been spotted at the Boathouse Restaurant, the Foodery, Jon’s Bar & Grille, PJ’s Pour House, the Pub on Passyunk East, Ron’s Original Bar & Grill, Two Stone Pub, Bottle Bar East, Whole Foods (Devon), the Wooden Match and more since it’s release late April.
When Don Russel, a.k.a. Joe Sixpack, reviewed Hop’solutely he said:
“This “triple” India pale ale is utterly smooth with a powerfully hoppy presence and pleasing 11.5 percent content of alcohol by volume. Its Chinook and Amarillo hops are at once earthy and floral, and its full malt body provides a sweet, sticky finish that isn’t so cloying that you wouldn’t take a second sip. That next gulp soothes the palate with a softness you wouldn’t expect from any IPA. You might even find honey and fruit notes that are sweet as melon.
While Hop’solutely is fairly well regarded on the blogs and at beer-rating websites, it can’t match the publicity surrounding that other “triple” IPA, Russian River Pliny the Younger. The California-made ale [is] frequently voted the world’s greatest beer…Is Hop’solutely as good as Pliny the Younger? In a word, yes.” Joe Sixpack – Philly.com
We may have to send Joe Sixpack a few bottles of Brett Hop’solutely, what do you think?
Look for upcoming reviews on The El Vee.