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Received: 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 know what I’ll be drinking this weekend.

Fresh 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 been universally getting, one big reason I was excited for this beer was the sheer beer (and hops) geek factor involved in the use of … Continue reading →

Sisters 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 nice) so we were only there a few hours plus I only took two actual photos. Overall it was a really nice event, though the … Continue reading →

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 →