Congratulations on winning two awards at the 2020 Alberta Beer Awards, what a fantastic accomplishment! You took home Bronze for New Brewery of the Year, and Silver for Long Hop Hazy Pale Ale!
How excited did you feel when you heard Long Hop's name announced?
I was watching the awards by myself in the basement when I heard Long Hop Hazy announced for winning silver in the New England-Style Ale category. How excited did I feel? The excitement wasn’t the first emotion. Stunned and confused (did I hear that right?), then the excitement hit, and a few more beers to celebrate followed.
How can Alberta craft beer lovers purchase your beer during the pandemic?
Our beer can be purchased through many of the great liquor stores throughout Alberta. We keep an up to date list of stores on the Long Hop Instagram account.
Long Hop is currently contract brewing, we've postponed our first seasonal release due to the pandemic, but it's finally being brewed this week for an early August release. We also have been buying beer from different local breweries each week to support them during this tough time.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Being an Aussie, I grew up playing and watching cricket. Long Hop comes from a cricket term meaning easy delivery, following on from this the Long Hop kangaroo has a cricket ball eye.