Go Hop Green with Great Notion’s Shepherd’s Throne

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It would only make sense to have a beer with a humanoid tree on the can be packed full of delicious hops, right?

“Shepherd’s Throne” from Great Notion Brewing (Portland, Oregon) plays up the hop card, packing this 10% ABV beer with Vic Secret, Strata, Citra, and Galaxy hops. To emphasize the hop aroma even more, they dry-hop with nearly three times as many hops as normal to get maximum olfactory stimulation. 

With can art reminiscent of an Ent from Lord of the Rings, it fits into the woodsy and mystical aesthetic of the brand. They tie this into a unique brewery app, which allows you to buy and ship cans, be informed on the latest releases, get exclusive merchandise, and other rewarding features. 

While right now these beers are limited mostly to the Pacific Northwest, make a trip anyway. Make it a mission to taste the region and understand why it is a premium destination for beer nerds. 

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