Lucky Lab Hop Harvest
Tonight, August 27, 4pm onward
915 SE Hawthorne (on the back patio)
The Lucky Lab's annual "The Mutt" fresh-hop ale is the quintessential metaphor for this sense of community and collaboration. The brewery picks their own hops and solicits donations from gardeners around the Rose City. Beginning at four pm, volunteers wade into the pile of bines and began shucking. When they're done, the baskets go into a beer called "The Mutt"--for the hoppy parentage of the beer is always a vast, mutable tapestry of hop strains.
If you have extra hops, drop them off any time today (with apologies from the blogger for the short notice). And if you want to help harvest--the zymurgical equivalent of a community barn-raising--be there at 4 pm to start plucking. It's happening at the patio of the Hawthorne Lab (915 SE Hawthorne), and I can absolutely guarantee a good time.