Tag Archives: fresh hops

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 →

Sisters 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 noon until 9pm at the Village Green Park and will additionally offer food and live music. Admission price is $5 for the mug, and $1 … Continue reading →

Hop 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 hops in recipe formulation). So I’ve got some numbers and back-of-the-envelope calculations posted to help figure this out. Incidentally, I brewed the beer on Monday … Continue reading →

The 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 the harvest season are 5 minutes from¬†@DeschutesBeer¬†bend pub!!!” and posted a picture of the Centennial hops from Goschie Farms going into the beer. And over … Continue reading →

Hop 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 year, Hop Trip was much less aromatic due to an early harvest of the hops; this year, the aroma is there and it seems more … Continue reading →