Hop Head

Hop Head is an incredibly crisp and bitter brew that for me is the hallmark of British Columbian craft brewing. The beer, as you could tell from the name, is loaded with hops, and this gives the beer a real punch and astringency that makes it really refreshing and a pleasure to drink. A quality bottle drinker if there ever was one.

Hop Head is produced by the Tree Brewing company in Kelowna, B.C. This facility also produces several other beers to which I have sampled (Cutthroat, a pale ale, and Thirsty Beaver, their most popular beer, an amber ale) Out of these three beers, Hop Head is far superior in my opinion. It is also 5.6%, while the others are only 5.0% and the beers all cost the same price. Who wouldn’t want a beer that is stronger and has more flavour, aroma and spiciness?

These beers really remind me of the Mill Street Brewing Company back home in Toronto. One major difference is that most of the Mill Street beers are delicious and instant classics. The Tree Brewing Company, like I mentioned, only produces one beer that I would actually buy (and do buy) on a regular basis, and this would put it on a lower ranking than Mill Street. However, I gotta say that I love Hop Head just as much as I do Tankhouse, which is a spectacular Mill Street Creation.

In conclusion, this is a great, local, artisan beer. Bravo, Kelowna.

Website: http://www.treebeer.com/

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3 Responses

  1. Nice. Sounds delicious!

  2. I think you must just love beer.;)

    Nicely done. Ta.

    yaz:)

  3. Just grabbed a six pack of this the other day. I do believe that’s the first time I’ve seen it around these parts. Great beer.

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