We are only a week away from the return of professional baseball when the Back-to-Back Northwest League Champion Hillsboro Hops begin their short season Class A baseball for the Arizona Diamondback. The Hops begin its season on the road but return on Monday, June 20th for its home opener and a perfect time to grab a BridgePort BrewingLong Ball Ale as it makes its triumphant return for 2016.
Since its introduction a few years back, Long Ball Ale has been a fan favorite. The official beer of the Hillsboro Hops, Long Ball Ale is dry-hopped with Willamette Valley grown Meridian Hops and brewed with fresh glacial water from Mt. Hood. This past year Long Ball Ale impressed the judges at the 2015 European Beer Star Awards as it was awarded Gold in the English-Style Gold Ale/Summer Ale category.
Long Ball Ale is now available in 6-packs, exclusive to Oregon, on draft where BridgePort is sold, and at the Hillsboro Hops ballpark. Also be on the lookout for some fun activations at the ballpark this year, including:
June 20: Brewing Demo
June 28: “Dunk the Brewer” where donations will benefit the Hillsboro Hops Fund
August 23: Craft Beer Night – Free beer tastings from various local breweries
Lets cheers on the Hops for what hopefully becomes another championship season!
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.