For 2016 Foothills has changed directions and left their IPA of the Month in the past to create a hop of the month and try out different styles. The first release for January 2016 was Wakatu Vienna Lager. To me the 5.6% ABV beer was a tad sweet which may be due to the low bitterness of 19 IBU. 19 is low on the IBU scale for the style and I’d much prefer the high end of 30 to balance the malt character. Regardless, It was a tasty beverage and gave me exposure to the New Zealand hops which are kin to Hallertau since they were bred from that hop, but have more of a lime characteristic. If you see it, try it and see what you think.

2016 Foothop