Hop Swap: July/August Limited Release

The Hop Swap series is our chance to collaborate with our friends in the beer industry, where each of us brings their favourite hops to be showcased in a new brew.

We had an incredible experience partnering with Behemoth Brewing Company in 2021 and rocking it with our mates at Rocky Ridge Brewing in WA for 2022.

For this latest instalment of our Hop Swap series we joined forces with Hop Nation Brewing Co in Footscray, Victoria to brew a collaborative West Coast IPA. Together, we decided our hop of choice for this beer and landed on the tantalising blend of Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin hops. The end result is our July/August limited release; Hop Swap x Hop Nation 6.5% West Coast IPA

Pouring a radiant amber hue, this West Coast IPA beckons with an irresistible clarity, hinting at the vibrant flavours that lie within. Aromas dance from the glass, releasing a chorus of zesty citrus, and tropical fruit. These intense flavours are backed by a balanced malt profile that provides a subtle biscuit sweetness.

Hop Swap x Hop Nation 6.5% West Coast IPA is available now for a limited time via our Online Store, at all Black Hops Taprooms as well as across a range of retail stores around the country. To find out where to find it, head to the Black Hops Beer Finder. If your local independent bottle shop doesn’t have it, ask them to order it in!

And be sure to check out the video on Instagram of our head brewer Bill, together with Black Hops’ original Brewmaster Michael ‘Govs’ McGovern, as they run through the ingredients and flavours of Hop Swap III.


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