Hoptimize is meant to go with you on any adventure, whether it’s to a happy hour or a trip around the world on your bicycle, it belongs in your pocket ready to customize beer anywhere. Years of conversations around campfires on river trips, canyon rides, and hut ski adventures coalesced into the concept that became our first product. Our bitters has been through many iterations, and I’m sure it will continue to improve. Please feel free to let us know what you think and how we can make it better.
Bitters are not like most other flavors, they balance and accent other ingredients. Like quinine in tonic water hops is a true bitter with a range of benefits. As home brewers Hoptimize was initially developed as a way to bring hops with us on river trips to put in cheap canned beers that never had enough hops. They soon realized that there are lots of times Hoptimize really shines and decided it was worth making in larger batches and making it available to everyone. Now that North Americans have developed a taste for hoppy beers, Hoptimize offers them a way to take hops with them wherever they go in the world.
One to five drops in a 12 oz. beer is the right range relative to the sweetness of the beer. The lightest beers may be great with one or two drops while darker/sweeter beers could use a few more.