Steph’s New Brew Review: Hopgasm

Steph’s New Brew Review: Hopgasm

Manayunk Brewing Company Hopgasm, 6.9% ABV India Pale Ale

Appearance Clear golden orange with long lasting white head and lacing.
Aroma Bright grapefruit and pine notes.
Taste Hops, hops, hops! Tropical, citrusy, piney.
Mouthfeel Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry.
Overall Proof that east coasters can make a solid West Coast IPA!

Known for the manufacture and sale of fine textiles in the 1800s, Manayunk, Pennsylvania is now known for something even more luxurious… beer.

Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant is located in the former Krook’s Mill from the early 1800s to 1992.

Harry Renner IV brought the facility in 1996 for a retail space, fine eatery, brewery, and entertainment complex. The first batch of beer was brewed at Manayunk Brewery on October 17, 1996. They expanded in 2000, adding an outdoor area overlooking the Schuylkill River.

Today Manayunk Brewery features staple year round beers, limited specialty beers, and several beer available in bottles and cans. The brewery was renovated in 2014, including a new brew house, outdoor fermenters, more brite tanks, and a glycol cooling system.

Brewer Evan Fritz joined the Manayunk team in early 2012, becoming Head Brewer in late 2013.  Fritz still serves as President of the largest home brew club in New Jersey, Barley Legal Homebrewers. He has also written extensively for beer enthusiast websites and has been featured in local and regional brewing publications.

Since joining Manayunk Brewing Company, Fritz has definitely taken Manayunk brews to the next level.

Wanna pick this one up? Manayunk brews are available throughout PA and NJ.
Check out… Episode 42 of Beer Busters Podcast when we sat down with Evan Fritz at Manayunk Brewing Company.

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