Art and science. Function and form. These are Wort Hog Brewing Company’s goals for flavorful, well-made beer. All in harmony. Everything in its place. Our Shenandoah Haze is a stunning example of art and science coming together in liquid form.
In designing the recipe for Shenandoah Haze, our Yeast Shepherd, Jeremy, carefully chose ingredients to contribute unique flavors, aromas and mouthfeel to the finished beer.
Superior Pale Ale Malt was chosen to be the malty backbone of Shenandoah Haze. Generous amounts of wheat and flaked oats add a pillowy and almost silky mouthfeel and Carastan malt helps to ballast the enormous hop charge with a little malty sweetness.
Citra hops contribute tropical and aromas of fresh citrus. ElDorado hops lend some pineapple and stone fruit characteristics. Amarillo hops add notes of fresh oranges and peaches. Idaho #7 hops bring aromas of apricot, red grapefruit and papaya along with notes of resiny pine and hints of black tea. We Dry Hopped Shenandoah Haze not once, but TWICE, and at VERY specific times to contribute a GIANT tropical fruit and citrus aroma to the finished beer. Is it Juicy? Heck yeah it is!
Shenandoah Haze Northeast Style IPA has a soft, velvet-like mouthfeel and a bold burst of tropical and fruit flavors that come from hops. Shenandoah Haze is an exercise in setting up a situation for yeast to bio-transform hop’s essential oils like geraniol (think flowery aroma) to ß-citronellol (think BIG CITRUS aromatics).
Wort Hog Brewing Company’s Shenandoah Haze is a labor of love. A soft, juicy IPA for everyone. Especially for those who shy away from the bitterness. Shenandoah Haze is a liquid ode to the art and science of making beer. Cheers!