Guest Beer - Hop Nation - Seven Clouds
A beer shipped in especially for GP + Friends 2020, as a part of the Road to Beervana celebrations.
Hop Nation are a brewry based in Footscray, Victoira. With a name like Hop Nation, hops are a natural focus but a nod to their winemaking roots was always inevitable, and Sam and Dunc have no shortage of barrel-aged brews under their belt with their Site Fermentation Project. Most recently they've also returned to winemaking under their label Site Wine, with a vineyard in Red Hill Mornington Peninsula.
Seven Clouds was originally brewed with Grape & Grain to celebrate their 7th birthday. A celebration-worthy beer was required. Taiheke, Motueka and Nelson Sauvin hops from the Land of the Long White Cloud came to the party. Double dry hopped with an all-Kiwi line up of hops gives Seven Clouds herbaceous, zesty, and gooseberry notes, showing off the fresh and floral characters unique to the growing conditions of New Zealand. A soft, rounded malt backbone creates a creamy mouthfeel and texture thanks to the generous use of oats, which is then fleshed out with the addition of lactose.