Amarillo started life off as a wild hop found in Virgil Gamache Farms hop field by Darren Gamache. ” ‘We thought, ‘that’s a different looking hop plant.’ And so we smelled the cones and we thought, ‘a beer should taste like this.’ And the rest is history,’ he chuckles.”
Only Virgil Gamache Farms can grow Amarillo as it’s trademarked and patented.
Staring mid-November Canoe is now onto the second last seasonal beer for our single hop series: The Amarillo India Dark Ale. This ale consists of strong citrus and spice notes from a high dosage of Amarillo hops. Dark malts add hints of chocolate and caramel. 60 IBU’s, FG: 1.017, ABV: 6.0%