Press Release: Deschutes Brewery’s HOP TRIP 2008

It’s hard to believe it’s nearly that time of year already…

Hop TripNow with Salmon-Safe Certified Fresh Hops

Deschutes Brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, Hop Trip, returns to the Bond Street Series line-up this October for its fourth season. This is a much-awaited return for the Deschutes team, as the arrival of the just-picked fresh hops brings a strikingly intense aroma to the brewery that only comes once a year when the brewers are able to utilize the bounty of hops from Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

A perennial favorite, this year’s release marks a milestone in the history of Hop Trip. The fresh Crystal hops the brewery has used since the first batch of Hop Trip are now certified Salmon-Safe! The hop farm the brewery sources from for Hop Trip has gone the extra mile this year to gain official Salmon-Safe recognition, declaring that healthy practices were carried out to keep the Pacific Northwest rivers clean for native salmon to spawn and thrive.

“Healthy rivers are very important to us at Deschutes, especially since it’s one of the main sources we tap into to make great beer. If we didn’t have clean rivers, our beer and the craft beer industry in Oregon wouldn’t be where it is today,” says Gary Fish, Founder of Deschutes Brewery.

The abundance of hops in Hop Trip makes it versatile enough to pair with a variety of foods, anything from a traditional burger to seafood scampi and Bolognese based pastas.

Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Trip will be available October 1st, in 22-ounce bottles and on draft as part of the popular Bond Street Series. Be sure to check out the film documenting the brewery’s 2006 hop trip at

5.5% Alcohol by Volume
38 International Bitterness Units