Barrel-aged sour blonde ale with dry-hopped with a new hop variety, HBC630 “Off Trail Hops and Dreams” On sale Friday, August 27

Far Yeast Brewing Co., Ltd. will release Off Trail Hops and Dreams, the fifteenth beer from its innovative Off Trail brand, to the market on Friday, August 27th, with pre-orders available on the official online store from 1pm on Tuesday, August 10th.

Off Trail Hops and Dreams is a Dry Hopped Barrel Aged Sour Blonde Ale made by dry hopping a barrel-aged blonde sour ale with a new experimental hop called HBC630.

This new, as yet unnamed hop, HBC630, provides a complex, fruity aroma with distinctive raspberry and cherry notes not found in hops of the past.

This is the third Dry-Hopped sour in the Off Trail project, following “Traverse” in collaboration with West Coast Brewing and “Event Horizon” in collaboration with Uchu Brewing. 

We challenged creating a fruity flavor without using natural fruit, with just the power of barrel-aged beer and hops.

When poured into a glass, it has a sweet aroma of candy-like esters, freshly picked peaches, and bananas, and when sipped, the tropical lychee and apple cider flavors from the base beer burst in the mouth. Hop aromas reminiscent of raspberries and cherries invite the drinker into a dream world. This new hop aroma experience is a must-try. Off Trail Hops and Dreams will go on sale nationwide on Friday, August 27th, and the online store will start pre-order reservations at 13:00 on Tuesday, July 20th (shipping will begin on or after Friday, August 20th).


【About Off Trail】

Off Trail was born in November 2019 as the third brand following our two major brands, Far Yeast and KAGUA. Off Trail’s mission is to challenge viewer perception of craft beer and discover new possibilities in ingredients and processes. The name embodies the project’s spirit, conjuring the notion of forging a new path on an unpaved road, going Off Trail, rather than keeping to the beaten path of conventional brewing. We aim to brew unique beers using barrel-aging and blending techniques, wild yeasts and bacteria, and local ingredients to produce beers that are unique expressions of our region, resources, and creativity. To generate a rich and complex aroma by utilizing microorganisms, instead of using only conventional beer yeast, is made by the barrel aging method in which beer is aged in barrels used for wine, sake, and whiskey. We are challenging the unique flavor by blending seasonal fruits such as grapes and peaches and local specialties according to the individuality of the base beer.


【Product summary】

Off Trail Hops and Dreams

A barrel-aged sour blonde ale dry-hopped with a new hop variety, HBC630.    

Release date: August 27 (Friday)

Price: Open price

Ingredients: Malt (Foreign production), wheat, hops, sugar 

Style: Dry Hopped Barrel Aged Sour Blonde Ale

ABV: 6.5%

Type: Happoshu (malt content ratio: 90% or higher)

Brewery: Far Yeast Brewing Genryu Brewery (Kosuge Village, Yamanashi Prefecture)

Specifications: 750ml bottle, 330ml bottle, 10L keg

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