Beer French Press
Everyone knows that you can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning. You need to remember this next time you are grinding your fair trade organic coffee beans for your fancy French Press your uncle gave you last Christmas. Instead of throwing coffee beans in there, how about fresh hops instead? Instead of water, throw in a tasty beer of your choice. Press for fresh, hoppy deliciousness.
For the non beer nerds out there, hops are what give beer the bitter characteristics most well known in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales (IPA).Â HopsÂ are the female flowersÂ (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant, Humulus lupulus..Â They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart a bitter, tangy flavor. America is basically going hop crazy, and many IPA’s are becoming best sellers for their respective breweries. People who love the bitter characteristics are referred to as “Hop Heads”.
The Mahogany Bar in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is doing exactly that. I do not know if they were the original, and I would love to know if anyone in the Carolinas is doing anything like this. Send us a comment or a tweet if you know more.