Each year, women from the Pink Boots Society collaborate with YCH to select the annual blend recipe. For the 5thannual blend, YCH was able to offer a virtual selection kit to any active Pink Boots Chapter in the world! This resulted in more than 60 kits being delivered to multiple countries, including Czech Republic, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the USA. Each chapter conducted their own sensory analysis on multiple hop varieties and submitted the recipe for their “dream blend.” With those submissions, our sensory and planning teams strategically compiled the information on the most frequently selected hops and at what percentages. YCH created three final blend recipes that best represented the overall information gathered and the PBS chapters were asked to cast their vote!
Each team then submitted their top choice for the final blend, resulting in an overwhelming 50% of the teams choosingBlend A!Blend A consists ofIdaho Gem™, HBC 630,Talus™,TriumphandLoral®. The expected brewing values are 12.5% alpha, with expected aromas of citrus, sweet aromatics and berry. Stay tuned for the official blend description in early January!