Tag Archives: hops

Fresh Hops Watch, 2014 edition

It’s that time of year again—hop harvest season, and the first fresh hop beers are hitting the taps. (I even homebrewed a fresh hop IPA last weekend, which will be ready in a few weeks.) With that in mind, I figured it was time to set up a running tally/list of fresh hop beers available in Central Oregon. I’ll continually update this post (and may keep it pinned on the homepage for a while). 10 … Continue reading →

Hop harvest ideas, free for the taking

The hop harvesting season is upon us (as you’ve no doubt noticed in my “Fresh Hop Watch” lists in the daily news posts) and I’ve been thinking about harvesting hops: I have my own small hop plant in the yard with flowers on it ready to be picked any time, and recently a friend of my wife’s posted on Facebook that they have hops with a ton of flowers in their yard that they won’t … 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 →

Spring!

The first day of spring was pretty nice here in Central Oregon today: it got up to somewhere around 70 degrees I think. Good day for a beer, but an even nicer day for hops: My hops are starting to sprout—today’s the first day I noticed them and some of the buds are already about an inch tall. That’s a promising start around here. We’re also heading into spring break here in Oregon: the kids … Continue reading →

Fresh 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, August 26th, between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., trucks full of fresh hops will arrive at the Colorado Ave. brewery. The hops will immediately be transferred … Continue reading →