Man, I love living in the Northwest – home to the greatest hop growing region in the nation and possibly the World. I can’t get enough of this year’s crop of Fresh Hop/Wet Hop beers, so it’s a good thing just about every craft tap list I see these days is packed with Fresh Hop/Wet Hop beers.
Does that mean we’ve had enough? Never. I’ve sampled nearly 30 different Fresh Hop/Wet Hop beers already this year, and I’m still ready for more. Anticipating the continued demand for Fresh Hop beers this Season, Schooner Brewing and Belltown Brewing are preparing their Fresh Hop releases for later this week, featuring El Dorado and Mosaic hops respectively.
Here is some more information about these releases from Schooner Brewing & Belltown Brewing:
Local breweries are celebrating the fresh hop harvest with delicious and unique fresh hop beers!
Schooner Brewing in SODO is throwing a fresh hop beer release party on Thursday, October 4, and Belltown Brewing highlights local hop growers with a fresh hop beer named after Carpenter Ranches in Yakima Valley, released on Friday, October 5.
Schooner Brewing is throwing a special fresh hop release party in honor of their newest fresh hop beer on Thursday, October 4 from 3-6 p.m.!
Schooner Fresh Hop is Made with El Dorado Hops from CLS Farms in the Yakima Valley. This delicious beer offers slight citrus notes, a bright hop flavor profile with a refreshingly mild bitterness. At 6.2% ABV it has a light mouthfeel rounded out by strong notes of tree fruit, pineapple, and pear on the nose.
During the release party guests will enjoy half-off all appetizers as well as $3 pints of Schooner Fresh Hop beer.
Belltown Brewing’s fresh hop IPA will be on tap on Friday, October 5! Guests are invited to gather at the brewhouse to toast to this seasonal beer.
Carpenter Ranches Fresh Hop IPA is an ode to the hardworking hop growers at Carpenter Ranches, who have been an integral part of the Yakima Valley hop industry since 1868.
This fresh hop IPA is made with fresh Mosaic hops, has 6.0% ABV and is deliciously drinkable!
Check your schedule for later this week and come on out to Schooner Brewing in SoDo on Thursday the 4th and Belltown Brewing in Belltown on Friday the 5th to try the two latest Fresh Hop Ales arriving this season.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.