Gravity 1020 at the Fort Collins Brewery
 

Hoptitude

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Hoptitude Imperial Extra Pale Ale

What’s better on a warm day in the mountains (or at sea level, for that matter) than relaxing with a strong beer that drinks easy? Hoptitude has an aromatic orange rind nose courtesy of a late addition of Pacifica hops from New Zealand, a bready malt backbone, a refreshing hop flavor reminiscent of dry grapefruit, and a palate cleansing finish.

Availability

April-October

Packages

12oz bottles (4 packs), 1/2 bbls, 1/6 bbls

Stats

Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBU): 54
Color (SRM): 5

General Food Pairings

Smoked meats, spicy dishes, game meat. And don’t forget creme brûlée or cheesecakes for dessert!

Gravity 1020 Menu Pairings

Pair with our Blue Plate Special, Brussels Sprout Duo and Ancho Chicken Skewers

Recipe: Hoptitude Hush Pups

Ingredients
1 cup self-rising white cornmeal
1/2 cup self rising flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup Hoptitude
1 TBL Green onion sliced
1/4 cup smoked bacon
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
vegetable oil

Directions
Combine the cornmeal and flour with the salt, sugar, garlic and onion powder and mix. Add beer and buttermilk so it is thick enough to drop slowly but will stick to a spoon.  Fold in onion and bacon. Drop about 2 teaspoons worth at a time into 375 degree oil that is at least 3 inches deep. Feel free to use peanut oil any other vegetable oil of choice. Fry until golden brown and drain on a paper towel. Serve once cooled or hold in a a low temp oven (about 150 degrees). Serve with mustard or hot sauce.

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