Hoyne Brewing in Victoria BC has just released a new batch of their Hard Rain double IPA. Originally released in 2015, this seasonal release is back for another round of gloomy winter days. Funnily enough, it’s actually quite dry and warm in Victoria right now, but I’m not complaining!
Coming in at just 7.6% ABV, it might seem a bit tame for a double IPA, considering the fact that Fat Tug is a regular IPA with 7%, however, it does have the bitterness of a DIPA, as it’s dry hopped with a ton of Nugget, Cytra, Zythos, Chinook, Simcoe, Cascade, Centennial hops.
The beer is available this week from select private liquor stores. I know that Cook St. Liquor just received a shipment today.
Size: 650ml bottles
Price: ~ $7.50
Clouds the colour of concrete curtain the sky, and frowning like Judges, they let loose their verdict: “Rain for everyone! Hard Rain!”. Small animals scurry for cover, weatherman fly south like geese. Water pummels the streets, gathers into gangs and run the gutters. The rest of us just hunker in for another Wet Coast Deluge, humming “…good times are coming, but they’re sure coming slow.”