Marketing/PRReceived: Fresh hop beers from Deschutes

Several beers from Deschutes Brewery arrived today: Super-fresh bottles of fresh hop beers! Ironically I just bought a bottle of Chasin’ Freshies on Friday but I’m more than happy to drink two. (Or more!)

EventsSisters Fresh Hop Festival (2012)

This weekend was a big day for fresh hops here in Oregon: both the Hood River Hops Fest and the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival took place on Saturday, the first year they both occurred on the same day I believe. Both are in the same vein but the Hood River … Continue reading

EventsFresh Hop Fests Galore

Ah, fall. It’s harvest beer season and around the Pacific Northwest that largely means fresh hop beers, a brewing trend that has grown to prominence here due to the close proximity of the hop farms (most breweries are within a few hours’ drive). Not only do beers brewed with fresh … Continue reading

BreweriesChasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Of the 12(!) fresh hop beers that Deschutes Brewery will be brewing this year, only two are making it to bottles: Hop Trip, which has of course been their go-to fresh hop ale since (at least) 2005, and a new one: Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA. This is replacing last … Continue reading

ReviewsHop Trip (2011)

I like the 12-ounce bottles of Deschutes Brewery’s Hop Trip that are out this year (recall that Deschutes sent me three); being able to grab a standard-sized bottled rather than a bomber gives it a more casual air, and I’d rather have a six-pack than a single big bottle or … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Hop Trip, 2011 and 12-ounce edition

These came for me yesterday from Deschutes Brewery: Three bottles of delicious Hop Trip—and notice that this year, they are in 12-ounce bottles and not the 22-ounce bombers of previous years. I think this will make Hop Trip a bit more accessible since it’s available by the six-pack; regardless, I … Continue reading

ReviewsFresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale

I couldn’t resist looking at the Deschutes Brewing Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale that I received in the fridge for too long; so of course it didn’t take me long to crack it open to drink and write about it. Aside from the high praise that this beer has … Continue reading

EventsSisters Fresh Hop Festival mini-review

On Saturday we headed over to Sisters to check out the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival, the first of the Fresh Hop Tastivals that are taking place around the state. I’m calling this a “mini-review” because as festivals go, it was fairly low-key with relatively few beers (which is actually rather … Continue reading

EventsMore 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 … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: 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 … Continue reading