EventsSisters 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 … Continue reading

HomebrewingHop Press: Crafting a fresh hop ale

Over on my Hop Press blog today I’ve posted about my latest homebrewing undertaking: brewing up my first-ever fresh hop beer. Part of the challenge, of course, is figuring out exactly how much of the hops to use when they’re still wet (as opposed to the known quantities for dried … Continue reading

BreweriesThe Fresh Hop beers are brewing!

The hop harvest seems to be ready early this year: both Deschutes Brewery and 10 Barrel Brewing this week are brewing fresh hop beers, 10 Barrel in real-time even as I write this. On Tuesday, Veronica Vega (brewer at the Deschutes Pub in Bend) tweeted, “The first fresh hops of … Continue reading

ReviewsHop Trip (2010)

Ah, the first Hop Trip of the season; I enjoyed Deschutes Brewery‘s annual fresh hop beer this evening—one that’s been brewed every year since 2005—and every year it’s the seasonal variations that keep this (style of) beer interesting and help highlight just what an agricultural product beer actually is. Last … Continue reading

Marketing/PRReceived: Hop Trip

Hop Trip, Deschutes Brewery’s fresh hop pale ale, is out, and I received a bottle today: These fresh hop beers are best enjoyed fresh, so I’ll be writing about this one pretty soon.

EventsSisters Fresh Hop Festival (first of the Fresh Hop Tastivals)

This Saturday, September 25th, the first of the Fresh Hop Tastivals is taking place here in Central Oregon, in the small town of Sisters (home of Three Creeks Brewing): the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival. Taking place from noon until 9pm at the Village Green Park (“under the tent”), it follows … Continue reading

ReviewsHop Trip (2009)

The season of the fresh hop beers is upon us, and it’s going to be an interesting one, I think. Deschutes Brewery as usual is brewing up a bunch—many of which will be on tap for their Fresh Hop Beer Tasting event later in October—though Hop Trip is their big … Continue reading

Press ReleasesPress Release: Full Sail Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale

Every August brings in a new hop harvest and every year you can find Full Sail brewers travelling to the fields to gather all the hops they can carry to brew their annual celebration of hops- Lupulin Fresh Hop Ale. This year Full Sail focused on two classic Northwest hops, … Continue reading

BloggingFresh hop beers are coming

Well, at least the fresh hop beers are coming for Deschutes Brewing; I can’t speak for other breweries but I assume they’re on the ball, too. Deschutes has their annual “Hop Trip” coming up this Wednesday: This year’s hop harvest has arrived early, and Deschutes Brewery is ready. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

EventsReview: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Hop Tasting

Yes, I’m way behind on posting this review, considering the Brewery‘s Tasting was back on October 18th! Too much stuff going on… anyway, the Fresh Hop Tasting was a beer event and showcase for seven (!) fresh hop beers that were all brewed by Deschutes. That’s pretty impressive for one … Continue reading