mattingly_84x128.jpgThe Mattingly Brewing Company may now be producing full scale productions of beer, but that doesn’t stop them from showing off some of extra special creations.

Tonight Head Brewer Drew Huerter will be offering up the first week of Hop School with two different dry-hopped versions of theExtra Pale Ale. Here’s Drew with a few words about these two hops:

Our newest round of Peeks will feature our Hop School Extra Pale Ale at 4.5% ABV and 35 IBUs our simple base Pale Ale recipe was designed to be a launching pad for aggressive dry hopping. For these three weeks we will feature two differently dry hopped kegs of HSXPA. Our first two variations are dry hopped with Brewers Gold and Glacier. Brewers Gold is commonly found in Belgian and English ales and possesses a spicy and black currant-like aroma while Glacier is a newer American hop known for its low cohumulone content and more delicate citrus aroma than mainstay American ‘C’ hops, look for orange and tangerine character.

For more information on these hops and more check out the Hop Union Variety Databook:

Here’s what to expect over the new few weeks:

5/26 Hop School Extra Pale Ale (Six different dry hops, two at a time)
6/2 Hop School Extra Pale Ale (Six different dry hops, two at a time)
6/9 Black Currant Dubbel
6/16 Oaked Date Dubbel
6/23 Per Aspera Pilsner

Be sure to head out tonight and taste some of Drew’s excellent beer.