In 1979, The Sierra Nevada Brewing company was founded in Chico, California. Ken Grossman named his small-scale brewery after his favorite hiking ground in the Sierra Nevada mountains. At the time, all micro-brewing equipment had to be custom built or repurposed. Learn about Sierra Nevada’s Hop Torpedo invention below and don’t miss a Sierra Nevada beer tasting event on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at The Hoppy Brewer.
Hop TorpedoA new method we created to add hop aroma to beer, the “Hop Torpedo” is a stainless steel device packed with whole-cone hops. Fermenting beer is circulated out of a fermenter, through the column of whole-cone hops, and back into the fermentation tank. This new method has revolutionized how we dry hop our beers, adding intense hop flavor and aroma with no additional bitterness.
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