If you’re into Caribbean voodoo like we are, you’re a fan of Azacca — he’s a Haitian god of agriculture. He’s a simple, gentle farmer who watches the fields and is greatly respected by the peasants he represents since he is, like them, a hard worker. But, he’s also a hillbilly who likes to eat, drink, gossip and chase girls, which makes him an ideal character for a hop and a beer.
In the world of American agriculture, Azacca is a hop with big citrus and tropical fruit tones and excellent aromatic qualities, which have quickly made it a go-to hop for late and dry hop additions in varying styles of beer. Formerly known as ADHA 483 (a way lamer name), Azacca was developed the American Dwarf Hop Association. Now watch Founders Brewing Co. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki geek all over Azacca, which is also the name of a relatively new beer from Founders.