At Great Raft we pride ourselves in brewing a wide variety of styles – from lagers, to Belgian beers, to barrel aged beers to hazy IPAs. We love and appreciate so much about the entire world of beer, we couldn’t limit ourselves to brewing or specializing in JUST one category.
The fastest growing style of beer for the last couple of years has been hoppy beer and IPAs. People are learning to love hops and are beginning to figure out that hoppy doesn’t always have to mean bitter through an influx of hoppy, hazy, juicy, citrus-forward beers.
Back in 2015 we saw the change consumers were demanding and quickly reworked our flagship pale ale Commotion to embrace the haze as one of the first hazy styles in the state. It quickly became our best seller and remains that way today.
Take a look at the hazy and hoppy beers in the Great Raft portfolio.
Commotion – Pale Ale; Year-Around, 5.5%
Our signature hop-forward pale ale is an easy drinker. This beautifully hazy pale ale is balanced but vibrant – bursting with tropical aromas of grapefruit and citrus.
Double-Dry-Hopped Commotion – Pale Ale, Specialty / Hop Series, 5.5%
Double Dry Hopped version of our Our signature hop-forward pale ale is an easy drinker. This beautifully hazy pale ale is balanced but vibrant – bursting with tropical aromas of grapefruit and citrus. Over 4lbs per barrell of Citra, Cascade and Mosaic.
Grace and Grit – Double IPA; Specialty / Hop Series , 8%
Our Double IPA has strong tropical aromas derived from massive amounts of Citra and Amarillo hops. This incredible bitterness is balanced with honey malt creating a soft and slightly sweet hop bomb.
Hobbies Include: – Rotating SMASH IPA; Specialty / One Off – 6%
SMASH is an acronym for (Single Malt and Single Hop). Only one type of malt and one type of hop is used in an attempt to showcase a single hop variety. To up the ante, we decided to make this our most aggressively dry hopped beer we have ever made (yes, even more than Grace and Grit), adding over 5lbs of hops per bbl.
Rhinestone Life – NEIPA / Seasonal, 7%
A wheat forward NEIPA brewed with Pilsen, Wheat, Oats and a saturated hop profile of Simcoe, Mosaic, and Citra.
Oceans Between Us – Brett IPA, Specialty / One Off – 7%
Oceans Between Us is a 100% Brettanomyces IPA and an ever-changing exploration of funk and hops. What is Brettanomyces? Think about Brettanomyces, commonly referred to as “Brett,” as slow-moving yeast producing a wide variety of earthy, tropical, funky, and mildly tart flavors.