Zero Gravity Craft Brewery: Little Wolf

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery: Little Wolf

Hops: Horizon, Citra, Mosaic

Malts: Barley, Oats

ABV: 4.7%

IBU: 40

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 3.68/5

Something’s howling on the Windowsill today!

You can’t talk about Zero Gravity Craft Brewery’s Little Wolf Pale Ale without talking about Humulus Lupulus. No, that’s not one of those funny latin names they put under the Road Runner at the beginning of the cartoons. Humulus Lupulus is a plant. More specifically, a hop plant. While Humulus is the word used to describe the genus where all hop plants live, lupulus is the latin meaning “little wolf.” The plant was named this way because of its diminutive size, and the way it tends to grow, choking out all other plants like a wolf does sheep… or at least how they did back when the plant was named.
The Little Wolf is a pale ale that I enjoyed during my trip to Vermont. Like with yesterday’s Wilson’s Plover, I have to thank @americanflatbread for the Windowsill. The beer is brewed with barley, oats and a solid combo of hops: Horizon, Citra and Mosaic. It’s definitely sessionable, absolutely crushable, and overall pretty damn tasty. The Little Wolf is a perfect complement to the delicious flatbread pizza we enjoyed for lunch that day.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery: Wilson’s Plover

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery: Wilson's Plover

Hops: Azacca

Malts: Pilsner

ABV: 6.2%

IBU: 20

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.7/5

‘Tis the Saison on the Windowsill today!

Some beers are for the birds. While today’s brew, from Vermont’s Zero Gravity Craft Brewery is not for the birds, it is named after a local bird—the Wilson’s Plover. The bird was named after famed ornithologist Alexander Wilson (I wish my friends named a bird after me) in 1814. It’s a coastal wader, meaning it basically sticks to the coast, and sand bars and what not, wading around, living that beach life. Perfect summer bird, for a perfect summer beer.

I really enjoyed this Saison. I had it during my trip to Vermont a couple of weeks ago—I’m still going through all the beer I photographed and bought there, so bear with me—at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in Burlington. American Flatbread is where Zero Gravity got its start, so it was a cool place to eat lunch at with the fellows. The Wilson’s Plover is a saison brewed with Pilsner malts and Azacca hops. The hops really bring out that dry saison finish, which made it really refreshing and gave the beer style a uniquely American twist. Good stuff!

Check this post out on Instagram for a few photos from American Flatbread, too!