A Harvest Ale, Hop Harvest Ale, or Wet-Hopped Ale is a new brewing tradition that has developed in recent years among several West Coast breweries. Once a year, at the time of the hop harvest, several American craft brewers produce a beer similar to an American Pale Ale or American IPA, but made with freshly picked, undried hops that give the beer a unique flavor profile.
History of Harvest Ale
The first wet-hopped beer in the United States was Sierra Nevada's Harvest Ale, brewed for the first time in 1996.
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