Fresh Hop Season is upon us. The first few Fresh Hop beers have already arrived and we’ll be seeing many more Fresh Hop releases in the coming weeks. With so many Fresh Hop beers to try, it would be nice to have a single place where you can try a bunch of them at once. Thankfully, the Seattle Fresh Hops Festival returns next month.
Packed to the brim with Fresh Hop beers from all across Washington, the 2017 Seattle Fresh Hop Festival is a dream come true for all you serious hop heads out there.
Here is the full press release from the Seattle Fresh Hops Festival:
If you love hops, you can’t miss the 2nd Annual Seattle Fresh Hops Festival! TWO sessions to choose from! 20+ breweries will sample just released fresh hops brews.
Once a year brewmasters descend on Yakima’s Hop Country to hand pick their favorite varieties of hops, all with varying degrees of bitterness and aromatics. And they can’t wait to brew a batch or too with what they’ve chosen! Join in the fun and experience the wide range of fresh hop style beers and see what the excitement is all about! Breweries can feature at least one fresh hopped beer and another brew of their choice! Food and sliders will be available from Hale’s.
To date registered breweries are:
- 20 Corners Brewing
- Bad Jimmy’s Brewery
- Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
- Elysian Brewing Company
- Flying Bike Cooperative Brewing
- Fremont Brewing
- Illuminati Brewing
- Lazy Boy Brewing
- Lowercase Brewing
- Lucky Envelope Brewing
- Pike Brewing Company
- pFriem Family Brewers
- Rogue Ales
- Triplehorn Brewing Co
- Wingman Brewers
- Yakima Craft Brewing
4301 Leary Way NW
Times & Tickets:
Two sessions: 1-4 pm & 6-9 pm
Tickets $25 Advance/ $30 Door
CLICK HERE for tickets!
The Yakima Valley of Washington State is one of the most important hop growing regions in the world. Because of the boom in the beer industry, especially craft brewing in the U.S., demand for hops is at an all-time high. And our own Yakima Valley contains approximately 75% of the total U.S. hop acreage! Approximately 2/3’s of the hops produced in the Yakima Valley are exported to countries all over the globe. Depending on the variety of hops, growers begin to harvest late August thru September.
Mark your calendar now and plan on coming out to Hale’s Palladium on October 7th for an afternoon and/or evening of Fresh Hop goodness. You can find the event on Facebook HERE. Tickets are on sale now for $25 ($27.50 w/ fees). I wish I could see you there, but I’ll be out of town. Enjoy.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.