Fresh hop beer releases are still coming fast and furious, but the end of the 2021 fresh hop beer season is in sight. Get out there and get some fresh hop beer while you can. And speaking of cans, have you noticed how many breweries decided to package their fresh hop beers in cans this year? Like those beauties pictured above from Old Stove Brewing. I mean, seriously, a lot of beers found their way into cans in 2021. An unprecedented amount of canned freshies. Impressive and convenient. Drink the draft now, stock the fridge for the coming weeks.
Looking for an event? Two big festivals going on this weekend. Washington Beer Fresh Hop Fest is a two-day affair, Friday and Saturday, at Marymoor Park in Redmond. It’s a vax-required, outdoor event with beer from 25 of Washington’s breweries. Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Fest is Saturday only, but there are two sessions – afternoon and evening. The event takes place at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30 and requires attendees to take a “health pledge.”
This Week’s Fresh Hop Releases
As we found ’em on social media and in my inbox, including when we found the info. Updated continually as more info comes in.
Dru Bru – October 7th – CASHMERE Fresh Hop IPA. Dru Bru has again partnered with Cornerstone Ranches from Toppenish, WA to bring you a piece of the Pacific Northwest hop harvest. This IPA features freshly picked hops that went straight from the fields to the brewhouse. Cashmere is described to boast lots of tropical notes from lemon/lime to melon and pineapple. Our third and final fresh hop this season is quickly becoming the staff favorite! On tap at both taprooms starting today! Also available in cans! Check the bottom of our Fresh Hop cans so you know which variety you are drinking.
Two Beers Brewery – October 6th – Loral Fixation Fresh Hop IPA is here for a limited time only! A collaboration brew with our friends @balebreaker Slight haze. Hoppy notes of orange, grapefruit, rose, pineapple, papaya, pine & fresh cut grass. Crisp with medium bitterness. On tap only, come try it today!
Old Stove Brewing – October 6th – Our final #freshhop beer of the year is now available for a limited time! Dank, delicious #mosaic hops from @perraultfarms are the star in this big ‘ol Double IPA. Find yourself some at select local WA retailers and on draft at our @oldstovemarketfront location.
Chuck’s Hop Shop – October 6th – It’s About That Time! Our Citra Fresh Hop collab w/ our buds @rusebrewing makes a return for the F.H. Season. Come grab a 4 pack and see why it took gold in the 2020 Hazy Fresh Hop @oregonbeerawards
Varietal Beer Co. – October 6th – POPULAR AGRONOMY, our fresh hop hazy IPA collab with Moonraker Brewing Company, Admiral Maltings & LINC Malt featuring grains from Washington & California, along with Comet & Citra from Newhouse Farms in Sunnyside. It’s a hazy reminder of all the great things the public breeding programs for grains (& hops!) have produced over the years! Our thanks to Brad, Amanda, Brian, Curtis, Zane. This beer is now available by the pint or in cans at our taproom in Sunnyside, as well as available for shipping within Washington State from our website.
Varietal Beer Co. – October 6th – HOP HOUSE OF HORRORS collab with Wayfinder Beer in our taproom! This strange beast is a fresh hop Cold IPA brewed with wet #azacca hops from Wyckoff Farms, grown near Grandview, our neighbor city.
Farmstrong Brewing – October 6th – Fresh Hop Fridays start this Friday and go for the rest of October! We are kicking off this wonderful time of year with a concert from two of our favorite artists: Brett Benton & Wes Jones. Their amazing tunes will be paired with not only our Fresh Out of Ideas IPA but 3 guest taps from our friends in the industry and a hopped cider from Ragged & Right. Reserved seating for the concert is only $10 bucks and starts at 6pm but the taproom is open to all to sample these amazing rotating beers before we are fresh out!
Volition Brewing – October 6th – Fresh hop season is the best season, am I right?! We sure had a damn fine time at the festival last weekend. Such a good time in fact, that we have added TWO more fresh hop beers to our lineup! Green Tunic Fresh Hop Strong Pale Ale and Generic Pleasantries Fresh Hop Table Beer.
Yoked Farmhouse Brewing – October 6th – Come enjoy a tasty fresh hop IPA Wednesday cook off tonight is soups! Warm up with some delicious soup and wash it down with a refreshing beer. Want to wait for clearer weather? Forecasts are clearing up for tomorrow and we’re having a morning work party. DM us for details (volunteers get a well earned pint
Lumberbeard Brewing – October 6th – Our final fresh hop beer of the season is available today on tap and in cans. Mosaic is Fresh! was brewed with copious amount of whole cone mosaic hops with additions of Mosaic Lupomax and Mosaic T-90. Each sip is full of juicy blueberries and ripe peaches with notes of hibiscus tea on the finish.
Heathen Brewing – October 5th – We’ve got fresh! We’ve got 4-packs of Fresh Hop of Couve Air, Sultry IPA Fresh Hop Sabro and Sultry IPA Fresh Hop Mosaic in the cooler at @HeathenFeralPub and our brewery in Salmon Creek, open Thursday through Saturday!
Aslan Brewing – October 4th – Cascade Bloom is a study of the Cascade hop. We got our organic Cascade hops from Roy Farm hops and brewed with them less than 12 hours after harvest. These hops were seriously sticky going into the whirlpool. Aromas of sage, apricot, vanilla, and cedar pleasantly welcome you into this beer. A heavy portion of oats helps soften the mouthfeel and showcase flavors of cara cara orange, grapefruit, pine, and sage. A mild bitterness dries out the palate and leaves a refreshing (almost minty) sensation on the tongue. Below, can art designed by @ArtByCiara.
No-Li Brewhouse – Oct. 4th – Smash ‘Squatch Fresh Hop – Fresh From the Brew Deck Pilot #2. Tuesdays & Thursdays in October, enjoy a pint of Smash ‘Squatch Fresh Hop or Porch Glow Amber Ale, and take home this 16oz @thegreat_pnw collab Party ‘Squatch mason jar! We’ll be donating $5 from each pint to our Liberty Park @hooptownusa community court project! We are 50% to our goal of $20,000!
Silver City Brewery – Oct. 5th – Country Pils, Rustic-Style Pilsner. Available TODAY at the Taproom! Enjoy this all-new take on a classic recipe. Wet Hop Country Pils is a rustic, unfiltered pilsner that utilizes freshly picked whole cones of Sterling hops in the late stages of the brew. These gorgeously fragrant hops impart spiced and refreshing citrus notes. Drink it fresh! Beer is available on tap and in 16oz cans while supplies last!
Kulshan Brewing – Oct. 5th – New Beer Release! Mosiac Fresh Hop was brewed with over 10 pounds per barrel of Mosiac Hops at the Sunnyland Brewery. This delicious IPA is well balanced and bursting with vibrant, juicy hop notes. Our final fresh hop beer of the season, this is one you won’t want to miss! Now available on draft at the Sunnyland and Roosevelt taprooms.
Ravenna Brewing – Oct. 4th – Fresh Hop #5 is canned up and ready for you! Beautiful Mosaic cones from Carpenter Farms in a delicious package by our own @eliseransom! The last cans went SO. FAST. So plop by soon if you want to snag some of your own. This has been a crazy/wonderful fresh hop season and we’re so grateful for all y’all. Thanks for continuing to kill it for us!
For more news about recent beer releases, visit the Washington Beer Blog’s New Beer Releases page.