Firestone Walker showcases public domain hops with Luponic Distortion Revolution 009
Revolution No. 009 is a showcase for “public domain” hops from the United States & Germany, offering a fresh twist on some not-so-familiar favorites. “I am passionate about public domain hops that may not have the cachet of their privatized brethren, but that are cooler than some might think,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, “Revolution No. 009 is all about showcasing these unsung hop varieties.”
Now in rotation: Revolution No. 009, the latest release in Firestone Walker’s Luponic Distortion revolving hop series, featuring yet another trailblazing blend of distinctive hops.
Luponic Distortion is not a single beer, but rather an ongoing series of beers—or Revolutions—that revolve approximately every 90 days. While the base beer always remains the same, each revolution features a different hop blend built around experimental hops, designed to showcase the possibilities of pure hop aromas and flavors.
The lead hops in Revolution No. 009 include two varieties from the Pacific Northwest—one that provides exotic tropical fruit and coconut notes, and another that offers a balance of earthy pine and citrus qualities. The German hops round out the blend with a dimension of bright fruitiness.