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    GRAIN-FORWARD BEER

    As we have been introducing our varietal beers (each one features a single variety of grain) to the broader world, we’ve noticed a curious dichotomy. Beer is made from the most ancient agricultural crop of them all: cereal grains, yet it is seldom perceived as a natural creation quite like wine ...
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    A YEAR-ROUND HANABI LAGER: HANÁ PILSNER

    This story began back when I met Ian Ward, the President of Brewers Supply Group, in 2014. With a mutual love of both beer and wine, we decided to meet up in a vineyard to chat. Surrounded by grapevines, under the shade of a Napa Valley oak tree in springtime, the cover crops were blooming, fragr...
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    SPRING/SUMMER 2022 RELEASE

    This season’s beer features a barley variety named Baronesse. Originally bred in Germany, Baronesse was largely abandoned there because it is less productive than other more modern barleys. When farmer Bill Myers was out tasting through his various test plots of grains 30 years ago, at the stage...
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    WINTER 2021 RELEASE

    Here at Hanabi, we are interested in two things: grain exploration and history. Our beers are fashioned to showcase the delicious range of flavors that different grains can express, recognizing that after all, beer is a fermented barley tea. We want the flavors of the barley itself to shine. We...
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    AUTUMN 2021 RELEASE

    The background story of our Autumn 2021 lager is a bit wild actually. So, we’ll give a concise version of the story here, followed by a longer account for those so inclined to post up for a while to dig in. Here at Hanabi, we are interested in grain exploration. Just like with grapes and wine, e...
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    SUMMER 2021 RELEASE

    Growing up in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, the blooming of the wild roses, one of nature’s many rituals, marked the transition from spring to the long, glorious, productive days of summer. They always grow around the perimeters of the forests and hayfields, untamed and a little ...
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    SPRING 2021 RELEASE

    Still in the comfort of winter, where calm, darker days give us opportunity to hunker down, focus inwards, and prepare ourselves for the impending bloom that always comes after, we feel the vibrancy of springtime just a couple more bends down along the trail here. Our Spring 2021 Edition Lager ex...
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    WINTER 2020 RELEASE

    After navigating a year of uneasy seas, we feel lucky and blessed to be soon arriving at the ‘festive season.’ A time when after the annual adventures of harvest, we come back to our families, community, and to ourselves in a way. Certainly, the realities of the homecoming may look different this...
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    AUTUMN 2020 RELEASE

    What a year 2020 has been thus far. To our home community of Napa, and our extended community elsewhere, our sincerest thoughts are with...