About a year ago, we found ourselves at Sunset Grill in Allston, MA with Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace Saison on tap. A new hop strain called Sorachi Ace? Saison? Lemony hops you say? We couldn’t resist ordering and were quickly bowled over by this beer which, as you can probably tell, showcases Sorachi Ace hops.
Sorachi Ace are a new and rare hybrid of hops that was developed in Japan. They characteristically have a very lemony/lemongrass aroma and flavor. Since they’re so new and still rare, they are only recently able to be found in many commercially produced beers. We hope to see more!