Julius Pepperz is a very unique take on an otherwise traditional IPA. Brewed in collaboration with YesterYears Brewery, and in honor of Abundance NC’s Pepper Fest, this beer features bright fruity Tobago peppers from Granite Springs farm and house smoked malt. This beer pours a clear lustrous gold with a white head, and it greets you with a big aroma, that at first is dominated by peppers but then eases into fruit and citrus forward hops. Meanwhile a slight whiff of smoke helps to marry all of the aromas. On tasting this beer, the surprising character of the Tobago peppers becomes more evident. There is almost no heat or spiciness present, but instead delightful fruity pepper flavors meld into hops and subtle smoke.