Mendo Mello

mendoMelloHarvest.  Our Mendo Mello Estate Wet Hop Ale is brewed with 100% hand-picked  Chinook and Cascade hops from our own hop fields located on our brewery grounds in Boonville, CA.  Within hours of the harvest, these ‘wet’ hops are added directly to the kettle, imparting herbal, hoppy aromas that hide hints of pine and garden-fresh green vegetable.  The flavor has a crisp, hop bitterness supported by a light, bready malt backbone with undertones of toasted bagel. Although the bitterness is fairly high, the lean body and clean hop flavors give this beer a high drinkability.

FOOD PAIRINGS:
Caprese salad, grilled chicken, spicy Asian stir-fry, pineapple upside-down cake

CHEESE PAIRINGS:
Feta, Pepper Jack

GLASSWARE:
Pint Glass

ALC/VOL:
5.5%

BITTERNESS:
40-60 IBU (estimated)

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Maris Otter, Victory

HOPS:
Estate Grown Cascade and Chinook

AVAILABILITY:
September – December, Draft, 16oz swing-top bottle