The newest addition to their Harvest beer family is Southern Hemisphere Harvest. This is the first time known of that an American brewer has put out a beer with fresh-picked hops from the southern hemisphere. The inaugural ale will debut in late April and will feature fresh Pacific Hallertau, New Zealand Motueka and New Zealand Southern Cross hops, all from New Zealand.
Like their Celebration Ale, the fresh hops in this are dried right after being picked then shipped immediately to Chico for brewing so that they retain their peak aromatics and flavors. To ensure the freshest hops possible, they went to the added expense of flying these hops from New Zealand to Chico so we could brew with them the week after they were picked.