Lithosphere by Cabin Brewing Company in Alberta, Canada

About Lithosphere by Cabin Brewing Company

Tropical West Coast IPA

Occasionally a hop varietal comes along that blows the minds of even the most jaded hop head. Say hello to YCH 602. Prepare to be wowed. 

To coincide with the Canadian Brewing Awards in Calgary, Cabin collaborated with Yakima Chief Hops, Country Malt Group and Canada Malting Company to brew a fun and unique tropical west coast IPA that showcases their unique products.

They started with a flavourful malt backbone with Canada Malting Superior Pale Ale malt and built the kind of west coast IPA everyone knows and loves. But here’s the thing… while it’s bitter and resinous, the YCH 602 hops - working title Cryo Pop Mango Blend - throw off wave after wave of juicy tropical fruit flavours like mango and papaya. Crazy!

They blended it with two other experimental hops supplied by YCH – HBC 586 and HBC 586 Cryo – which add in some sweet orange and bitter grapefruit and a whole lot more aroma. You'd swear there’s a ton of fruit in this, but it's all hops, baby! It's a wild ride from east to west, and one of the best hop combos Cabin has brewed with.

Given the riches from the land influencing this beer, they dubbed thee beer Lithosphere for the top layer of earth that beer ingredients grow in.

Cabin Brewing Company is a brewing supergroup determined to make Alberta a better place, one great beer at a time. We drink beer. We taste beer. We make beer. We judge beer. We live beer. We know beer.

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