O’Hoppy Ale is getting a new recipe. Ohio Brewing Co. will release an updated version of its India pale ale at 5 p.m. Friday (July 12) at its tasting room in Akron.
Co-owner and head of brewing operations Chris Verich said O’Hoppy needed some hop zip.
"It wasn’t a bad beer [before]," he said. "But being a craft brewery, you really have to come out with a sharp IPA.
"Cascade and Columbus [hops] dominate the hop profile, a new yeast has allowed for more fullness in body and we also decided to dry hop with Cascade pellets," he added.
O’Hoppy Ale is 6.8 percent alcohol by volume with 80 IBUs (international bittering units).
The brewery will bring its O’Hoppy Ale to the Oregon Brewers Festival. It is the only Ohio brewery participating in the event, which takes place July 24-28 in Portland. The festival, one of the longest running in the United States, attracts about 80,000 visitors.
Meanwhile, Ohio Brewing will take over the taps starting at 5 p.m. July 18 at Annabell's Bar & Lounge in Akron. The bar will serve O'Hoppy Ale, Buckeye Blonde, Verich Gold, Cardinal Ale and Steel Valley Stout.