One good tug is all it takes to bring down the hop bine, and lucky for us all, Duncan managed to make it to the High Country just prior to lockdown, where he retrieved our 2020 harvest of Galaxy hops from Rostrevor. Back in Footscray on the same day, they went straight into the brew, creating a Hazy IPA with an aroma of passionfruit, citrus, and a herbal element that will take you straight to the hop farm. This year is the first year our fresh hop beer is in cans, so we are bringing the hop farm to the comfort of your home.
Hop Nation is a craft brewery started in 2014 by winemaking friends Sam Hambour and Duncan Gibson. With years of work and travel through several wine regions of the world between them, Sam and Duncan have been exposed to not only great wines of the world, but incredible international beers. With this behind the scene influence and years of backyard brewing experience, they decided to create a craft brewery in Melbourne, Australia.
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In naming this beer Hop Nation sought out a great American number two – Buzz Aldrin – the second guy on the moon. With the huge success of their first release The Fiend, this beer, like Mr. Aldrin, has some big steps to follow but they are confident this little hop dude can do it. Plus it weighs in at a decent 6.5% ABV – so, may the buzz be with you.