Fresh Hop Season is upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. I love this time of year in the craft beer World and feel fortunate to live here in the Northwest, where the vast majority of the hops grown in the U.S. come from. I’ve already tried at least six different fresh hop beers this season, and I don’t plan on slowing down. Fresh Hop beers are some of my favorites, and I want to try as many as possible.
Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) is ready to help me in my quest to drink all the fresh hop beers I can. They’re preparing to release their 2018 Fresh Hop Ale one week from today, on Tuesday, September 25th. Packed with 250 pounds of Azaca hops, Black Raven’s 2018 Fresh Hop Ale won’t disappoint.
Here is some more information about this release from Black Raven Brewing Company:
“2018 Fresh Hop Ale”
Release date: Tuesday, September 25th
We brewed this beer with 250 pounds
of Azacca whole cone wet hops.
Wet hop/fresh hop beers can only be brewed at harvest time (August/September in the northern hemisphere) each year. Typically hops are kiln dried and further processed. In wet hop beers, the hops are used directly from the field within 24 hours of harvest. This imparts a very unique, sharp flavor with bold aromatics.
Malts: Pilsner, Oats
Hops: Azacca (wet, freshly harvested whole cone)
Dry hopped with fresh kilned Azacca cone
Draft only – Limited supply!
Growler fills available
If you want to get a taste of Black Raven’s 2018 Fresh Hop Ale, you’ll need to visit their taproom, The Raven’s Nest, in Redmond because, as noted above, this beer will only be available on tap. Be sure to also bring a growler or two to fill, so you can take some home with you to enjoy.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.