21st Amendment Hop Crisis

Hey NJ! When you’re ready to switch gears from 21st Amendment’s delicious and fruity Hell or High Watermelon, crack open a can of Hop Crisis! What crisis? A few years ago, when hop prices shot through the roof and the worldwide hop market went into a tailspin, Shaun and Nico at 21st decided there was only one thing to do. So, they brewed the biggest, hoppiest IPA they could imagine and aged it on oak for good measure. This Imperial IPA breaks all the rules with more malt, more hops and more aroma.

At 9.7% ABV and 94 IBUs, this beer will satisfy a hop-lover’s pallet and leave you wanting more. Shaun and Nico used Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops to bitter this big beer and balanced it out with Pale & Munich malts. Then, to round out the flavor they let it age on oak. “Because oak can overwhelm the hops, we chose a light, subtle oak character to accentuate the dry hop bitterness and add a unique character to the beer.” brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan.


“The graphics on our four-pack box tell the story of convicts Nico and Shaun’s adventure to Free the Hops,” noted co-founder Nico Freccia. “A daring escape through the sewer pipe, surfing monster waves while being chased by a great white shark and a high speed getaway on the San Francisco cable car are all part of the adventure,” he adds. “We just really felt we had an opportunity to have some fun with this beer.”



Did you know 21st amendment opened a brand new facility last week? Congrats to Shaun, Nico and the whole 21st team on the new digs!

Looking for more from 21st? Here’s what we have in stock right now:

Brew Free or Die IPA
This IPA is brewed with some serious west coast attitude. This aromatic golden IPA starts with a sucker punch of six different hops to the nose, quickly balanced by a solid malt backbone. Our top selling beer at the pub, this IPA starts big and finishes clean leaving you wanting more. 7%ABV
Available in 6-packs

Back in Black
Inspired by Paul Revere’s midnight ride, we rebelled against the British style IPA, embraced the more aggressive American version and then recast it in bold, brave, defiant black. Our Black IPA is a Declaration of Independence from the tyranny of the expected. 6.8%ABV
Available in 6-packs

Hell or High Watermelon
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor. 4.9%ABV
Available in 6-packs

Down to Earth
Down to Earth is the natural evolution (pun intended) of Bitter American, our original session ale. We thought it would be fitting to bring our space chimp home and let him chill. Whether you have a long mission behind you or a full afternoon ahead, this session IPA will help keep things real. More relaxed than an IPA, but with all the hop aroma and flavor, Down to Earth is our tribute to unsung heroes and unplanned adventures. 4.4% ABV
Available in 6-packs

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