More details on this Saturday’s Sisters Fresh Hop Festival

Sisters Fresh Hop FestivalHerewith 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 – Lupulin & Session Black Ale
  • McMenamin’s – Thunder Cone Fresh Hop & Father D’s Kölsch
  • Ninkasi – Tricerarillo
  • Three Creeks Brewing Company – Cone Lick’r

And for the rest, we can extrapolate/speculate about what they might bring. Deschutes, for instance, has some three fresh hop ales on tap at their Pub now (Twilight Ale, Oktoberfest, and Chainbreaker White) so it wouldn’t be surprising to see one of those at the Fest. 10 Barrel recently released their Crosby Fresh Hop Ale, and Cascade Lakes has an annual Harvest Ale that seems likely to make an appearance.

Fort George, out of Astoria, has posted recently on Facebook about a Fresh Hop Vortex IPA. And the only one that comes to mind (the timing would be right) for Lucky Lab would be The Mutt which they just brewed late last month using “community” hops (i.e., whatever variety people donated).

The Fresh Hop Festival takes place from noon until 9pm under the tent at Village Green Park in Sisters, and all aged are welcome. Admission is free, but the souvenir taster glass is $5 and tasters are $1 each. Incidentally, dogs are welcome in the Park but not allowed under the tent, but you will be able to take beer out of the tent and into the Park generally.


  1. The beer list info came from a phone call I did with the Exec. Dir. of the Sisters Chamber. Looking forward to seeing what actually shows up. Sounding like a pretty good list of beers/breweries for this year’s fest. Go Oregon!

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