The brewhouse fermenter sits empty waiting for the phone call. It’s an eternity if there’s only three fermenters. After the hop farm gives the green thumbs up, a few brewers hit the road while the others begin the brewing process back. At the farm, the brewers fill huge bags full of the wonderful smelling fresh hop cones knowing that they need to arrive back at the brewery before the boil. The first round of fresh hop beers has arrived at Peaks & Pints for your long weekend enjoyment. Cheers!
FRESH HOP, Two Beers Brewing: Hand-picked Centennial hops from Puterbaugh Farms for juicy citrus aroma with hints of grapefruit and passion fruit, plus a hoppy punch. 6.2%, 12oz
FRESH HOP ABOMINABLE, Hopworks Urban Brewery: Nutty and caramel malt character with some dank green from fresh Goschie Farms’ Centennial hops. 7.3%, 12oz
FRESH HOP IPA, Level Beer: West Coast IPA brewed with fresh Willamette Valley Centennial hops. 6.7%, 16oz
FRESH HOP LAGER, Level Beer: Lager brewed with hundreds of pounds of freshly picked Willamette Valley hops for biscuity fresh hop flavors. 4.8%, 16oz
FRESH HOP PINETOP, Little Beast Brewing: west Coast IPA embellished with fresh Centennial hops from Coleman agriculture for all the pine. 6.4%, 16oz
GREEN KEEPER, Little Beast Brewing: Fresh hopped American pale ale brewed with Pale and Munich malts plus hundreds of pounds of Crosby Hops’ wet Centennial hops for slightly grassy, hoppy, and clean flavors, 5.2%, 16oz