In the gorges of Ithaca's Finger Lakes lives a mythical place where hops live life to their full potential. The air smells of whiffs of grapefruit, orange and pine and the drinks flow freely from the conditioning tank. This glorious land of the dank is Ithaca Beer Company and Box of Hops is the gift they give to us every year.
Ithaca Beer Company was established in 1998 and has a mission to brew delicious beers for the purpose of making life more enjoyable and always adding some serious love into their beer. Every October for the last four years Box of Hops is released. Becoming one of the most sought after mix packs and draft tap takeovers, a following for the Dank Lord is apparent. The brewery prides itself on some of their classics, such as Ithaca Flower Power and Apricot Wheat, but the fun happens on their 5bbl system and the creations that continue to come out of it. Box of Hops is a collaboration of new hop driven beers (two new additions each year) and classic dank classics.
IPA's in this years Box of Hops:
This years lineup is just as exciting with these choices...
Enjoy the clover honey hue and tropical nose. This IPA is simultaneously punchy and soothing with a big body and a finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. ABV: 7.3%
A big citrus IPA, brewed with fresh orange and lemon zest and a dynamic combination of hops. This beer is balanced with notes of citrus and a range of tropical flavors. ABV: 8.5%
A Southern Hemisphere IPA with New Zealand hops. Notice the wine character and variety of fruity, spicy, floral, citrus, and pine notes. Unfiltered to add extra body and richness to the finish. ABV: 8%
Dr. Zaic Dr. Zaic:
A single hop IPA, using Mosaic in every phase of brewing, including a double dry hop, promoting notes of rich mango, lemon, citrus, pine, and blueberry. ABV : 7.5%
Where to Find Box of Hops Beers:
Check out your local beverage centers craft section for Ithaca's Box of Hops
. Act quickly because these move fast!
Upcoming Events for Night of the Dank Lord:
10/25 - The Factory in Ballston Spa
10/29 - Nanola in Malta
11/18 - Powers Pub in Clifton Park
11/22 - Mohawk Taproom & Grill in Schenectady
Hoping to see all of you Hop Heads there! Enjoy NY, Drink NY!
Melissa Hildreth is a German fräulein and loves her beer and bratwurst. Melissa is an advocate for following your passions in life, no matter how ridiculous. She will dance the night away if the moment is right. Some have said she has an unhealthy relationship with chicken wings, but is there even really such a thing?! She also happens to be a Certified Cicerone/Mother of Dragons in case anyone’s asking.