Forbidden Root Secures Proprietary Hop, Releases Jacob IPA

Forbidden Root, Chicago’s first botanic brewing company and  recently-opened brewpub in West Town at 1746 W. Chicago Ave., is very excited to announce that it has secured a proprietary hop called the Jacob Hop. Forbidden Root is one of a handful of breweries in the world working directly with a farmer to grow proprietary hops earmarked exclusively for just one brewery. The farmer and former head of the German Hop Association has secured the right to grow the hops he developed on his private farm.

The hop, named after the farmer, Jacob, is unusually robust in aroma and low in alpha acids. Forbidden Root’s brewer, BJ Pichman, has blended other hops, including Mandarina Bavaria, to give balance and depth to highlight and enhance a truly unique hop experience. This one-of –a-kind hop has a lush tropical aroma and Forbidden Root is proud to be able to share with its guests in its pub-only brew: JACOB IPA.

JACOB IPA will launch this coming Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. In the spirit of sharing deliciousness, Forbidden Root will provide a free sample of the new beer and a free pairing bite.

The launch of JACOB IPA will kick off weekly launch events at the Forbidden Root Brewpub called Tasty Tuesday—an evening dedicated to a new release (beer, elixir or beer-tail) every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Guests who are enrolled in Club Root (sign-ups available on website and at the brewpub) will receive $1 off growler fills, an FR coaster and a free growler bag (for those purchasing an FR growler).