A while ago, I was browsing YakimaValleyHops.com (maybe kinda sponsored link?) for Caliente hops, which weren’t available. I sent an email to their customer service department about how disappointed I was the variety wasn’t available.
When I had brewed with Caliente in the past, I was blown away by the tropical fruit notes. Now that I was looking to use it again, I was surprised it hadn’t taken off with commercial and homebrewers, as the mango, peach, and pine notes seemed to be what people have been going crazy for in their beer.
I received a very polite email saying they regretted Caliente hops were not available, and could I please send them my mailing address? So I sent my address to them.
A short time later, I received a small package with three hop varieties and some swag in it. I know they can’t do this kind of thing for everyone, and I totally did not expect it. But I am looking forward to making some beers with these, and at one of them will be heavily dry-hopped with those Mosaic LupoMax pellets!
And That’s not All! . . .
I recently went back to Yakima Valley Hops to peruse their selection again. The first thing I noticed was that they had re-designed their web site.
The second thing I noticed was that CALIENTE HOPS ARE BACK!!! Get some. I’m going to.