Join Two Beers Brewing on August 22nd for this annual fresh hop tradition
It’s become something of an unofficial kickoff to fresh hop season. Each year, for years now, Two Beers Brewing has been among the very first breweries to get its hands on fresh hops. In large part, this is by virtue of a long-standing relationship with one particular hop farm. The brewery invites the public to participate in the hop-picking part of the process, which is when your human hands remove the hop cones from the bines. It’s tradition.
About the time you’re rolling out of bed to pour your first cup on Monday morning, the crew from Two Beers Brewing will already be on the road, headed for the Yakima Valley. There, they’ll cut down a whole bunch of bines, stuff them into a big box truck, and then head back to Seattle with a load of fresh hops ready for pickin’. That’s where you come in.
Join fellow beer lovers on Monday, August 22nd for the annual Hop Pickin’ Party at Two Beers Brewing. There are three sessions, two hours each, and pre-registration is recommended. Enjoy a beer on the patio, pick some hops, and repeat.
Pro tip: wear long sleeves. Some folks get a rash from hops-to-skins contact. Especially on the underside of the forearms. It’s nothing drastic or worrisome, just a bit annoying. Why mess with it?
Here’s the invite from Two Beers Brewing:
Join Two Beers staff at The Woods tasting room to pick first-of-the-season, freshly harvested hops!
We’ll be picking hops on the tasting room patio while partaking in a few pints, and you’re invited to join in the fun!
Early Monday morning our team will set off for Puterbaugh Farms to harvest fresh El Dorado Hops and you’re invited to help pick fresh hop cones with us for our first-of-the-season Fresh Hop IPA.
Hop picking sessions:
2:00 – 4:00 P.M.
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
As always, the Woods is 21+
The Woods is also dog friendly, but fresh hops can be dangerous for dogs, so we recommend you leave your pups at home for this event.