Hopsylvania IPA

Brewing project by Radu Luchian

The Beers

Maggot Brain

Maggot Brain

Black IPA

A tribute to Funkadelic's "Maggot Brain", this Black IPA is the ideal transition from hoppy summer pale ales to darker and richer late autumn beers. It might not be as mind-melting as Eddie Hazel's guitar solo, but it makes up for it in flavour.

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Gagged & Bound

Gagged & Bound

West Coast IPA

Brewed with a single-malt and single-hop recipe, this West Coast IPA honours one of the greatest jazz-rock songs of all time, Poliphony's "Gagged & Bound". Medium bodied and with subtle mango and melon notes, this very hoppy beer finishes with a slightly dry mouthfeel and a lust for more.

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Wishful Sinful

Wishful Sinful

Cocoa Brown Ale

Inspired by the song from The Doors, "Wishful Sinful" is a chocolaty American brown ale, whose roasted maltiness blends smoothly with flavours of cocoa, and the earthy notes and smooth bitterness of Willamette hops. "The snake is long, seven miles. Ride the snake, to the lake!"

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Dust N' Bones

Dust N' Bones

American Pale Ale

My first attempt at all grain brewing, the "Dust N' Bones" is an experimental pale ale which takes its name from the well-known Guns N' Roses song. Despite being already packed with American hops, half of the batch has been additionally dry hopped also with Romanian wild hops, to give it an authentic touch.

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The Story

Some time ago I was enjoying an Imperial Red Ale brewed by a good friend of mine at his place in Amsterdam. That was when George first slipped the Hopsylvania name into the conversation. Depite being a beer enthusiast at the time, I had not yet gotten into homebrewing myself. A few years later and I was just finishing labeling a sixty bottle batch of the very same Imperial Red Ale, brewed from the same extract kit, but branded as Hopsylvania.

It all started off as a label idea for an IPA but ended up a full-blown branding project that required time, dedication, creativity and patience. This website is just a small part of the bigger whole that is Hopsylvania; a project on which I enjoy working because I love beer, but most of all I love working on it because it is the sum of everything that made me the designer I am today.

The Shop

Hopsylvania T-Shirt

Dust N' Bones T-Shirts

Premium T-shirts for men & women, made of 100% cotton.

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Hopsylvania T-Shirt

T-Shirts

Premium T-shirts for men & women, made of 100% cotton.

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Hopsylvania Longsleeve Shirt

Longsleeve Shirts

Light & formfitting longsleeve shirts, made of 100% cotton.

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Hopsylvania Tank Top

Tank Tops

Sporty, premium quality tank tops, made of 100% cotton.

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Hopsylvania Buttons

Mugs

Lift your morning mood by giving your hot brew a great look.

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Hopsylvania Buttons

Stickers

Vinyl stickers at 75mm diameter to enhance your gear.

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Hopsylvania Buttons

Buttons

Pack of 5 small metal buttons at 25mm in diameter.

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Hopsylvania Buttons

Tote Bags

Reliable and stylish, this classic bag is made of 100% cotton.

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