Friday, September 27th, 2019

Peaks and Pints Fresh Hop Friday 9.27.19

Ron Swarner


Peaks and Pints Fresh Hop Friday 9.27.19

One of the most seasonally specific styles that a brewery can make, fresh hop beers are brewed with just-harvested whole-cone hops rushed from farms to brew kettles to capture the most vibrant flavors and aromas of these pungent flowers before they begin to fade. A new batch of fresh hops arrived to Peaks and Pints today. Drop by our craft beer bottle shop in Tacoma’s Proctor District for Peaks and Pints Fresh Hop Friday 9.27.19.

Crux Fermentation Project

JACK FRESH HOP IPA: Named for hop pioneer Dr. Jack Horner – creator of the Cascade hop – this trailblazing IPA features freshly harvested Oregon-grown Cascade hops, added to the kettle the very same day they’re picked in order to maximize all the floral and citrusy goodness this legendary hop has to offer. 6.9%

WAY TWO FRESH IPA: Crux simultaneously harvested Mosaic hops from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and Simcoe hops from Washington’s Yakima Valley to create an imperial IPA with a grassy nose and slightly sweet. 9.9%

Culmination Brewing

MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON WET HOP: Culmination froze fresh Citra hops with liquid nitrogen and shattered them to release the inner lupulin in the making of this fresh hop version of their imperial hazy IPA. 8.2%

Fremont Brewing

COWICHE CANYON FRESH HOP PALE: This wildly popular small-batch fresh hop pale ale blends organic Citra and Simcoe hops grown exclusively for Fremont on a single farm at the mouth of the Cowiche Canyon Conservation area in Yakima. Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale was Washington state’s first Salmon-Safe certified beer. A portion of all sales fund the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy. 6%

FIELD TO FERMENT – CITRA & AMARILLO: Fremont Brewing brews this fresh hop ale throughout the entire hop harvest in Yakima highlighting different hop varieties as they are harvested. Citra and Amarillo is the second release with light floral, sweet grass, and grapefruit peel. 6%

Matchless Brewing

FRESH FLUFF IPA: Matchless scrubbed out all of the hops in All Fluff with fresh versions of themselves: fresh Citra in the whirlpool and fresh Eldorado in the dry hop. This hazy IPA drinks soft and fluffy with deep layers of melon, grass, citrus and tropical fruit. 6.7%