Upper Pass Beer Company "Cloud Drop" DIPA - Stowe, Vermont
Upper Pass has brewed this beer a few times in their Tunbridge brewery before starting to do bigger batches. Now, this beer is made in Stowe VT at Von Trapp Brewery. It's aggressively hopped in the whirlpool and post-fermentation with six hop varieties, making it juicy and flavorful, but not too bitter. The malt bill contains a blend of German and English base malts, Munich, oats, and wheat, contributing to a smooth mouthfeel and nice flavor.
Upper Pass Beer Co. was born in the fall of 2015, and brews 5 BBL batches in the hills of Tunbridge VT on an open flame 4-vessel nanosystem. They experiment with beer styles that emphasize hop-centric (APA, IPA, DIPA), malty (Stouts, Brown Ales), or yeast-influenced (Saison, Farmhouse) ale styles. While their brewery is not open to the public, they do welcome customers to their tasting room on Chelsea Street in South Royalton VT, in a space they share with their sister company First Branch Coffee Co.