Hood River, Ore. – August 19, 2019 – On Saturday, September 21, downtown Hood River, Oregon, will again be “hopping” with the return of one of the Columbia Gorge’s premier events, Hood River Hops Fest, produced by the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Jacobs. This one-day festival, now in its 16th year, brings together more than 40 Pacific Northwest breweries to debut their seasonal fresh-hop beers.
With over 60 unique varieties available for tasting, the Hood River Hops Fest boasts one of the largest fresh-hop selections in the nation. The 2019 brewery line-up will be announced at the beginning of September on the Hood River Hops Fest website.
The Sodbuster Farms’ Lupulus Award – an interactive judging experience for festival attendees – is back for a third year. The 2018 people’s choice award went to Breakside Brewery’s Fresh Hop Wanderlust beer.