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South African Buddy Pack (2018 Pounds)
South African Buddy Pack (2018 Pounds)

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African Queen and Southern Passion Buddy Pack (One pound each of 2018 pellets)

When it comes to the hop profile of beer, the end result is usually greater than the sum of its parts. Buzzwords like "synergy" and "biotransformation" have been floating around the brewing scene for a while now, but we simply like to say that some hops play better together than others.

Check out the recipe below for some inspiration!
Back in December, we partnered with one of our local Yakima breweries Varietal Brewing Co, to brew a beer using recently acquired South African hops. The beer that came out of it was the Hazy IPA "Africanized Wolves".

It was an exciting moment and a first for most of us to finally get to taste what all the excitement was surrounding these previously "exclusive" hops. We tapped a keg in our YVH conference room and gathered around to taste the hazy IPA. The South African hops lent notes of tangerine, apricot, strawberry, and vanilla.

A note about the beer name Africanized Wolves
The botanical name for hops (as most of us know by now) is Humulus lupulus, which roughly translates to "Wolf Among the Weeds". Varietal Beer Co brews an ever-changing series of beers known as "Weed Wolf". So the name Africanized Wolves was a fun way to distinguish that the South African hops were used in the brew.