Posted October 8, 2013
Railway City’s Hoptoberfest brewed with graveyard hops and Bartlett pears
Railway City Brewing Co. of St. Thomas, ON today announced its seasonal Hoptoberfest beer returns this October brewed with Bartlett pears picked locally at Turville Orchards near Port Stanley in Elgin County and wild hops cultivated alongside a graveyard.
“The Graveyard Hops are actually growing wild alongside the original Hopyard field which became a graveyard in the early 1900’s. The Hop rhizomes were actually picked by local historian and former Speaker of the House Steve Peters. His local crop was outstanding this year, which we were more than happy to make use of in this year’s offering”, explains Railway City.
Measuring at 5.2% ABV and 26 IBUs, Hoptoberfest launches on Thursday, October 24 at the brewery beginning at 7pm. $5.00 covers entry and samples of Hoptoberfest and other unnamed beers.