Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fresh Hops Are HERE! Part 2

Fresh Hops Galore!
In my previous posting, I listed a number of Portland breweries that currently have their own fresh hop beers on tap. Of course, there are myriad taprooms, bars and beer drinking establishments throughout the greater Portland area with extensive, eclectic and deliciously current tap lists that cannot be forgotten.

If you look over at the sidebar on my lil' ol' blog, you will see links to many, many PDX tap lists. (Okay, you won't see them on your phone, only on an actual computer or tablet. I'm too technologically challenged to make it THAT convenient for you.) Check out all of those links! A bunch of them have fresh hop beers on tap already! Score!

Once again, I've perused the lists and provided you with a handy synopsis of the current offerings. (You're welcome, AGAIN!) Of course, this would be AS OF RIGHT NOW. I strongly recommend that you double check by looking at my taproom list on the left sidebar, or call the bar. Taps change constantly.



  • Imperial Bottle Shop and Taproom (Division)
    • Lompoc Brewing Fresh Hop Death Punch Golden Ale
    • Mazama Brewing Mazama Green Magic Fresh Hop Pale Ale
    • Montavilla Brew Works Tangled Up In Hops Fresh Hop IPA
    • Finnriver Cidery Fresh Hop Cider
  • ABV Public House
    • Ex Novo Brewing Fresh Hop Eliot IPA (Amarillo)
    • Baerlic Brewing Fresh Hop Hellsner Helles Lager
  • Apex
    • Fremont Brewing Fresh Hop Centennial Pale Ale
    • Double Mountain Brewery - Fresh Hop Killer Red IPA
  • Bailey's Taproom
    • Double Mountain Brewery - Fresh Hop Killer Red IPA
  • Belmont Station
    • Double Mountain Brewery - Fresh Hop Killer Red IPA
    • Mazama Brewing Mazama Green Magic Fresh Hop Pale Ale
  • Fat Heads
    • Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA
  • 15th Avenue Hophouse
    • Level Brewing Game On! Fresh Hop Pale Ale
    • Mazama Brewing Mazama Green Magic Fresh Hop Pale Ale
  • The BeerMongers
    • Fremont Brewing Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale
  • Tin Bucket
    • Level Brewing Game On! Fresh Hop Pale Ale
  • Portland Cider House (Hawthorne)
    • New West Cider Fresh Hop Cider
    • Finnriver Cidery Fresh Hop Cider
    • Portland Cider Fresh Hop Cider
  • Horse Brass Pub
    • Two Beers Brewing - Fresh Citra Hop IPA
    • Fremont Brewing Field to Ferment Fresh Hop Pale Ale


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fresh Hops Are Coming! Fresh Hops Are HERE!

Hops, Wonderful Hops!
Fresh hop season is upon us! I know because I have a whole bunch of beautiful homegrown hops to harvest this weekend. I've got Cascade, Willamette and Zeus Hops, all looking pretty spectacular.  Of course, looks don't mean much if you can't brew worth a crap. Urp, sorry, but I'm going to try my best.

Gratefully, folks won't have to rely on my brewing skills in order to partake of some tasty, fresh hop beers. Soon, we'll have fresh hop festivals galore to attend. (I must say, I'm a little worried about the Hood River Hops Fest. It's always one of my favorites. What with the fires in the Gorge and the closing of I-84, I imagine there will be an impact.)

Fresh hop beers will be on tap in breweries across the city very soon. There are also a few Portland breweries with fresh hop beers ALREADY on tap. I made a few phone calls so you don't have to! You're welcome! Just raise a pint to me when you're passing this delicious stuff through your lips and over your quivering taste buds.


  • Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom
    • Killer Green IPA
    • Killer Red IPA
    • (Fresh Hop Lion IPA coming soon!)
  • Labrewatory
    • So Fresh, So Clean IPA
  • Ex Novo Brewing Company
    • Fresh Hop Eliot IPA w/ Simcoe
    • Fresh Hop Eliot IPA w/ Amarillo
  • Laurelwood Brewing Company
    • Fresh Hop Free Range Red
    • Lowerwood Fresh Hop Pale Ale (collab w/ Lowercase Brewing)
  • Alameda Brewing Co
    • Solar Cone Pale Ale
  • Baerlic Brewing Co
    • Fresh Hop Hellsner Helles Lager
    • Fresh Hop Early Bird Pale Ale
    • Fresh Hop Pioneer ESB
  • Montavilla Brew Works
    • Tangled Up In Hops IPA
    • Pocket Full of Goschies Red Ale
  • McMenamins
    • Ben's Fresh Hop Ale

Enjoy! I'll update this list as I receive more information.