april, 2021

2021sat17apr(apr 17)12:00 pmsun18(apr 18)5:00 pmFeaturedCan Release: Designer Baby, Cheaper Hops, Can't Know12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (18) Sapwood Cellars Brewery

Event Details

Our next can release will be Designer Baby (5.6% Calista-Idaho Gem Pale Ale), Cheaper Hops (6.8% Comet-Bravo IPA), and Can’t Know (8.1% Amarillo-Citra DIPA) on Saturday April 17th! We’ll have indoor and outdoor seating available if you want to grab a pour while you are here! Hotdog Hideout will be here Saturday afternoon if you are hungry.
Online Pre-sales start at 6 PM on 4/16 through our website. All three beers will be on tap at the tasting room starting Friday if you want a preview!

Designer Baby ($16/4-pack) 5.6% ABV

Pale Ale Dry-Hopped with Idaho Gem® and Calista

We fermented Designer Baby with a Saccharomyces cerevisiae created by inserting the IRC7 gene from a wine strain into our typical house English ale through CRISPR-Cas9 technology. The enzyme the gene codes for frees additional fruity aromatics from bound thiols from the hops. For this snappy pale ale, we selected a blend of hops with watermelon, cherry candy, and grapefruit aromatics.

Cheaper Hops ($18/4-pack) 6.8% ABV

IPA DDH with Bravo™ and Comet

After two years of Cheating, we’ve reformed our ways! Every hop variety deserves a place in our IPAs, but some require recipe tweaks and brewing tricks to get the most out of them. For Cheaper Hops, we added 2 lbs of hops per barrel to the mash (part of 8 lbs/bbl overall), blended two experimental strains for fermentation, and added an enzyme to the whirlpool to free fruity hop aromatics by way of bound glycosides. The result is a saturated and complex hop aroma that leaps out of the glass with passion fruit, herbaceous lime, and candied grapefruit.

Can’t Know ($20/4-pack) 8.1% ABV

DIPA DDH with Amarillo® and Citra®

Amarillo used to be one of our favorite hop varieties… but the last few years you just can’t know if the next bag of it will smell like ripe apricots or green onions. After evaluating samples from several farms we finally found one that we loved, from Germany! We paired it with Citra for a beautifully stonefruity, orangey, soft DIPA just in time for nice weather!


April 17, 2021


17 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 18 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


Sapwood Cellars Brewery

8980 MD-108 Ste MNO Columbia, MD 21045

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