Now that you know all about Lost Rhino's voyage to Madison County, VA, to pick hops, let's talk about the significance of hops as an ingredient in beer. The three main attributes we gain from hops are bitterness, flavor, and aroma. On top of those three, hops contain natural preservatives that help stave off spoilage.
The Tuppers were back at Lost Rhino again yesterday, collaborating with us on another beer. For now we're going to keep the details under wraps except for one piece of info: whole cone Mt. Hood hops in the lauter tun (they smelled amazing).