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Friday, September 25, 2009

Fresh Hop Fest Next Saturday

Next Saturday the Fresh Hop Tastivals kick-off their annual three-peat in Hood River. It's the sixth iteration, and for the first time, I plan to go.*

Sixth Annual Fresh Hop Festival
Saturday, October 3, noon-9pm
Columbia and 5th St, Downtown| map

The beer list hasn't been published yet--and even more frustratingly, the hop list. For the past couple years, I've been trying to document the success of various varieties of hops in their wet form (not all are equally tasty), and this has been hampered somewhat by a small sample size. Well, next week I can turn that on its head. Below are the list of breweries; each is bringing 2 beers, so there will be ample new varieties to sample. If I can score a list of the beers and the hops they use, I'll post that before the event.
Participating Breweries
  • Amnesia
  • Big Horse
  • BJ’s
  • Bridgeport
  • Cashmere
  • Deschutes
  • Double Mountain Brewery
  • Elliot Glacier
  • Fearless
  • Fort George
  • Full Sail Brewing
  • Henry’s Karlsson Brewing
  • Main Street
  • McMenimins
  • Highland
  • Mt. Hood Brewing
  • New Old Lompoc
  • Ninkasi
  • Pelican
  • Rogue
  • Roots Brewing
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Terminal Gravity
  • Walking Man
Also note: the Tastivals go on the road, coming to Portland and Eugene on the following weekends.
Portland Fresh Hop Tastival
Saturday, Oct 10, noon- 9pm
7805 SE Oaks Park Way

Eugene Fresh Hop Tastival
Saturday, Oct 17, noon- 9pm
948 Olive St.

*I was on the board of a local nonprofit for the past several years, and we always had a quarterly meeting on that date. They're meeting again, but I'm no longer on the board--whoo hoo!


  1. What's Cashmere?

    Also, it's worth noting the Brewpublic party at Bailey's on the 10th -- Angelo rounded up some fresh-hop beers you might never see again from Upright, Vertigo, Barley Brown's (!), and Standing Stone.

  2. Upright Brewing will be at Hood River too though apparently not on the list.