Washington Hop Mob Kicks Off Tomorrow, Saturday, February 10th

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Updated February 9th with more info about the events and some beer additions.

Washington Hop Mob – A series of events at various locations to celebrate the fullest expression of hop character.

This year’s Washington Hop Mob kickoff event is on Saturday, February 10th. On that day, Reuben’s Brews will host the Hop Mob Kickoff event at its Taproom in Ballard. At that event, they’ll tap a selection of Hop Mob beers (guest taps) alongside Reuben’s own Hop Mob creations. Thereafter, a series of events will follow at various locations across Western Washington. We call it the Hop Mob Roadshow.

Below, we share the list of events. Also, the list of this year’s Hop Mob breweries and beers. But first, what is Hop Mob all about?


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It started a decade ago. Washington Hop Mob was originally a celebration of triple IPAs brewed by Washington breweries. At its peak, 50 breweries stepped up to create triple IPAs for the occasion. It has since evolved into something a bit more manageable. Not just triple IPA, though there are still some of those involved.

Today, a Hop Mob beer is defined like this: a Washington-brewed beer that offers outstanding hop characters, a complete expression of hop character, at least 50 IBU, and is brewed specifically for this occasion. All styles of beer are welcome as long as they meet those criteria.


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The Hop Mob Roadshow events are intended to help you experience the beers responsibly. That is, the beers are available in taster sizes as well as full pours, allowing you to enjoy a variety of beers.

Washington Hop Mob Roadshow Events

2024 Hop Mob Kickoff Party
February 10, 2024
Reuben’s Brews, Seattle

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“We’re excited to host this year’s kickoff party, and we can’t wait to tap our Triple IPAs: BLIMEY THAT’S BITTER! and TRIPLE CRUSH. Plus we’ll have live music starting at 4:00 p.m. and some fun guest beers from Trap Door Brewing (Vancouver), Single Hill Brewing (Yakima), and Varietal Beer Co (Sunnyside).” Map.


Rop Mob Roadshow Event
Sunday, February 11th thru Thursday, February 15th
Burke-Gilman Brewing, Seattle

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They anticipate having at least 7 Hop Mob beers on tap and will also have taster-sized pours as well as full pours. The taproom is kid- and dog-friendly. Map.


Hop Mob Roadshow Event
Sunday, February 11th
(11:00 – 11:00)
Peaks and Pints, Tacoma

Sunday, Feb. 11, from Super Bowl LVIII 11 a.m. pregame broadcast to the big game’s post-show broadcast, Peaks & Pints will tap five triple IPAs as part of Washington Beer Blog’s annual Washington Hop Mob Roadshow tour. With the game on all four Peaks & Pints screens, we’ll pour participating Washington Hob Mob triple IPAs, such as Postdoc Brewing’s Hogus Maximus, Trap Door’s Blown Up, Varietal TPK, and others. Hopheads exit your hidden, subterranean lairs and head to Peaks and Pints for the big game and big beers. WASHINGTON HOP MOB ROADSHOW SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover. Map.


Hop Mob Roadshow Event
Sunday, February 11th
Local Boys Taproom, Gig Harbor

They’ll tap into at least 7 of the Hop Mob beers.


Hop Mob Roadshow Event
Tuesday, February 13th (all day)
Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub, West Seattle

The pub will offer a flight of select Hop Mob beers. Map.
Elliott Bay – Hop Mob 24, double dry hopped IPA
Elliott Bay – Secret Stash
Bickersons Brewhouse – The Ish, double hazy IPA
Rueben’s – Blimey That’s Bitter, Imperial IPA
Trap Door – Blown Up Triple hazy


Hop Mob Roadshow
Thursday, February 15th (3pm – 10pm)
Beveridge Place Pub, West Seattle

The pub will offer several of the Hop Mob beers on tap. Available in taster size, taster flights, and full pours. “A celebration of all things hoppy from Washington! IPAs, Double IPAs, Triple IPAs, Black IPAs, Cold IPAs, & whatever other kind of IPA we can find!” Keep an eye on the pub’s social media channels for updates.


The Hop Mob Breweries and Beers

  • Anacortes Brewery – Hop Mob IPA (6% ABV, 65 IBU) – Our version features prominent hop character from Sabro, Ekuanot and experimental HBC586 varieties.
  • Bickersons Brewhouse – The ISH is a 7.7% ABV Hazy IPA. Loaded with El Dorado, Comet, and Belma.
  • Burke-Gilman Brewing – It’s The One That Says Hoppy Motherfucker On It. 9.3% TIPA. Columbus, Simcoe, Cryo Centennial, Cryo Citra, Cryo Chinook. Lots of C-hops! Also, hosting a multi-day event at their taproom in Seattle.
  • Cairn Brewing – “Goblin deez Hops”, a Kveik IPA with Citra and Mosaic and standing at 5.3% ABV and 50 IBU.
  • Echoes Brewing – Coldr CRISPR Cold IPA 6.9% ABV 45 IBU. Coldr CRISPR is a Cold IPA taken to the next level by mash hopping and fermenting with a lager yeast that’s been uniquely engineered to release an amazing bouquet of tropical aromas and flavors from the bound thiols and the copious additions of Galaxy and Citra hops.
  • Elliott Bay Brewing – Hop Mob 24, double dry hopped IPA. They will also host an event
  • Postdoc Brewing – Hogus Maximus Triple IPA, 10.5% ABV.
  • Reuben’s Brews – They’ll produce multiple beers for Hop Mob this year, including at least one Triple IPA. Including, Blimey That’s Bitter Triple IPA. Reuben’s Brews will also host the kickoff event.
  • Single Hill Brewing – They’ll produce a Double IPA for Hop Mob. Details TBA.
  • Skookum Brewery – Dio Sabbath. Abv:7.7%. Hops: El Dorado (hotside), Mosaic, Crosby Comet, and Vista in the dry hop.
  • Trap Door Brewing – Theory Crafting West Coast IPA.  7% ABV and70 IBU. Brewed with Chinook, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. “Expect a crisp, bitter, and massively aromatic IPA built around some amazing Chinook hops we found during our visits to select hops this past harvest.”
  • Trap Door Brewing – Blown Up Triple Hazy IPA. Hops: Citra Incognito, Citra Cryo, Citra, Galaxy, Nelson. “Loads, heaps even, of thick and juicy hops backed up by a big body with 30% wheat and oats. The aroma of fresh pineapple, and a strong presence of clementines as well as big juicy navel oranges, all accented by some lovely resinous notes. Flavor morphs into bags and bags of over-ripe orange, more pineapple, and resin to round out this beer making it not overly sweet. This high-octane winter special goes down easy and keeps us coming back for more.”
  • Varietal Beer Co – TPK Triple IPA. “You’re going to need to level up to handle this year’s batch of TPK Triple IPA. Brewed in collaboration with D&D-loving friends from Portland’s TPK Brewing, this epic IPA takes an attack of opportunity at 10.5%, with a very balanced bitterness and finished with Chinook, Simcoe & Citra Cryo Hops for a bright citrus & sweet tropical fruit cocktail flavor!”
  • Watts Brewing – Murder Hornet. 10.2% ABV. Murder Hornet is the biggest, meanest IPA we’ve brewed to date, clocking in at 10.2% ABV.  Despite the high gravity, this beer is dry as a bone, with the malt getting the heck out of the way of all these hops. We packed the whirlpool to the brim with Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Idaho 7 hops, then dry-hopped it with the same.


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