Dayton craft brewery Warped Wing Brewing Company has created a unique beer to celebrate Cincinnati Beer Week.
The Miami Canal connecting Dayton and Cincinnati was completed in 1829. It was a busy transport route carrying passengers and goods to and from these bustling Ohio cities. Legend has it that a group of smugglers used this waterway cloaked under the cover of darkness to trade for hops and beer. Raise a pint of Hop Smuggler IPA. And toast to your neighbor to the north or south.
Hop Smuggler White IPA is yellow with orange highlights. It features citrus and fruity aromas and flavors from the Vic Secret and Centennial hops. The malt character is light and nutty. Spices such as Coriander, Grains of Paradise and citrus peels are added to accentuate the citrus flavor and aroma. The beer finishes very bitter. The Belgian yeast character compliments the fruity character of the hops and spices.