In a future not too unfamiliar. Scarce hop resources driven by over population and fierce demand have forced the exploration and development of bold IPAs to the dark edge of the beer brewing galaxy. Special units are tasked to track down and retire unique hop varieties to enforce a dull monoculture model. Underground groups protect and cultivate some mythical West Coast hops for use by those who desire more than past memories of bold IPAs. In this dystopian world do androids dream of electric hops?