Monthly Archives: September 2011

More details on this Saturday’s Sisters Fresh Hop Festival

Herewith some additional details on this Saturday’s Sisters Fresh Hop Festival: the breweries, with some notes about the beers they’re bringing. This is the list the organizers provided: 10 Barrel BridgePort Cascade Lakes Deschutes Fort George Full Sail Laurelwood Lucky Lab MacTarnahan’s McMenamin’s Ninkasi Three Creeks Even though specific beers weren’t listed here, Spence over on Bend Oregon Beer has the scoop on some of them: BridgePort Brewing Company – Hop Harvest Full Sail – … Continue reading →

Received: Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale

This came today from Deschutes Brewery: Their Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale, which I believe is the first fresh hop beer other than Hop Trip that the Brewery has bottled. I’ve been excited about this beer since Bill Night over at It’s Pub Night started talking it up the last couple of years as the best fresh hop beer out there… in fact this year he wrote, “The last couple of years, Deschutes’ fresh-hopped … Continue reading →

Jubelale, Descender IPA release parties

This is rather short-minute notice, but both Deschutes Brewery and GoodLife Brewing have release parties happening tonight and tomorrow. Tonight at the Bend Pub Deschutes is celebrating the release of the 2011 Jubelale: the first keg of this year’s Jubelale will be tapped at 5pm and the celebration lasts until 9pm. A special Jubelale-featured menu will be available and of course the artists of this year’s label will be on-hand to sign posters featuring the … Continue reading →

Sisters Fresh Hop Festival, Sept. 24

This Saturday, September 24th, the first of Oregon’s Fresh Hop Tastivals is kicking off in Sisters at the eponymously-named Sisters Fresh Hop Festival. I don’t yet know what beers will be featured (I had sent an email to the organizer to find out), but the festival itself takes place from noon until 9pm at the Village Green Park and will additionally offer food and live music. Admission price is $5 for the mug, and $1 … Continue reading →