Welcome to our 9th installment of Me Time, our series of single hopped IPAs. The series that gives hops a bit of Me Time; time to find themselves. In this edition, we introduce you to Riwaka. Originally known as Saaz D, Riwaka has been one of New Zealands most famous and hard to get hops. It was officially released to the brewing world in 1997. It is an incredibly hard hop to grow and has a tiny yield (nearly all hop growers hate growing it). In Behemoth’s early days we simply could not get any. It took a crazy set of circumstances for us to get our hands on some. One of New Zealand’s OG craft breweries used so much of it in their most popular beer that the joke was that you needed to grab that brewer and shake them upside down to see if any would fall out of their pockets (we are almost certain no one actually ever did that). This hop screams Passionfruit, Grapefruit and even Kumquat. As it is so hard to get we usually use small amounts of this in Chur, Hopped up in Pils and some of our more one-off beers. This is our first time using it 100%. We hope that you get to enjoy some proper Me Time with Riwaka and see what it is all about.