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Mountain Culture x Wildflower x Cloudburst Bumbershoot Wet Hop IPA 500ml Can

500ml Can 6.7% New England / Hazy IPA (NEIPA)

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About The Beer

Country: Australia

Brewery: Mountain Culture Beer Co.

Style: New England / Hazy IPA (NEIPA)

Format: 500ml Can

ABV: 6.7%


Bumbershoot is a wet hop IPA made with freshly picked Ella hops from Bright VIC, a collaboration between Mountain Culture (Katoomba, NSW), Wildflower Brewing & Blending (Marrickville, NSW), and Cloudburst Brewing (Seattle, WA).

During the brew day at our Factory in Emu Plains for this special collab with our friends Cloudburst and Wildflower, we were discussing how, logically, we should call the beer 'umbrella' because:

- Cloudburst = rain
- We used wet hops from HPA
- The wet hops are called Ella (-ella, eh, eh, eh)...

And then Steve announced that in his native tongue (American), umbrellas are called 'bumbershoots'. That's the moment we realised we weren't just working with an inimitable wet-hop brewer but also someone who could probably smash us at Scrabble, too.

- Mountain Culture


A few weeks ago we hightailed it down to Bright VIC to collect 350kg of fresh green Ella hops straight off the vine. These were driven back to Sydney that day to rest in a cool room overnight and then straight into the beer the very next day. We also used Voyager organic malted oats from the legenedary regenerative farmer Bruce Maynard from Northern NSW. And it was a pleasure to work with Hop Products Australia and their super fresh hops.

Wet, fresh or green hops are unkilned and unprocessed and come straight off the vine through a picker and into bins. Ordinarily these hops would have been kilned, cooled, baled, pelletised and then eventually brewed with 3 or 4 months later. To brew with hops in their natural state the very next day is something quite special. Ella typically has tropical and stonefruit notes as well as a little bit of grassier and greener notes and these will be amplified but with the bitterness quite low because the hops are so fresh and not processed.

- Wildflower Brewing & Blending