As the hop harvest begins to wind down, Coin Toss Brewing Co. in Oregon City will host its 2nd annual Fresh Hop Showcase. The brewery will be dedicating six of its 12 taps to fresh hop Oregon beers and cider, each made with a different variety of fresh hops picked off the bine and used within hours of harvesting. The week-long celebration of Oregon’s annual hop harvest begins on Tuesday, September 29, and runs through Sunday, October 3rd, or until the kegs kick.
Coin Toss’s Fresh Hop Showcase will feature five fresh hop beers and one fresh hop cider from Oregon City and Willamette Valley companies, including Bent Shovel Brewing, Coin Toss Brewing, Oregon City Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Shattered Oak Brewing, and Bauman Cider Co.
“For brewers, fresh hop season feels like Christmas,” said Tim Hohl, Coin Toss Brewing Founder, in a statement. “Especially this year with all the COVID challenges, it’s such a relief and so much fun to brew this one-of-a kind beer style.”
Added Chip Conlon, Coin Toss Brewing Head Brewer, in a statement, “Fresh hop is my favorite beer in the kettle and in my pint glass. We love this opportunity to show off the flavors and styles we and our beer friends can create during the fresh hop season.”
During the 2nd Annual Fresh Hop Showcase, fresh hop beers and cider will be available in a flight of six or by the glass, pint or crowler.
Here’s a preview of the fresh hop beers and cider that will be pouring from September 29th through October 3rd.
Bent Shovel Brewing, Oregon City, OR
Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA: Brewed with 100 lbs. of sticky, dank, fruity, citrusy Simcoe hops from Colman Agriculture.
ABV: 6.5% | Simcoe Fresh Hops
Coin Toss Brewing, Oregon City, OR
Fresh Hop Pale It Forward: This easy-drinking American pale ale is a delicate malt balance of North American 2-Row, Caramel 15, and a hint of Crystal Rye, along with 100 pounds of fresh Willamette Valley Cascade hops.
5.2% ABV | Cascade Fresh Hops
Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, OR
Strata Fresh Hop Double IPA: 100% Oregon-grown Strata Double IPA.
8.6% ABV | Strata Fresh Hops
Oregon City Brewing, Oregon City, OR
Mello Amarillo: This session IPA is eminently crushable and super citrusy. Filled to the brim with Amarillo hops from Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn.
4.8% ABV | Amarillo Fresh Hops
Shattered Oak Brewing, Oregon City, OR
What’s Sabro?: A crisp, clean, citrus-forward beer with notes of tangerine, orange, and pineapple.
ABV: 4.8% | Sabro Fresh Hops
Bauman Cider Co., Gervais, OR
Fresh Hop Citra Citrus Cider: To make this semi-dry cider, they added fresh mosaic and citra hops moments after being picked and, after sitting the hops for a week, blended in a splash of pineapple.
6.9 ABV | Citra Fresh Hops
Coin Toss Brewing Co.’s taproom hours are Tuesday through Friday, 3:00 to 8:00pm.; Saturday, 12:00pm to 8:00pm.; Sunday, 12:00pm to 6:00pm.; and closed Monday.
Coin Toss Brewing 14214 Fir St Oregon City, OR 97045
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 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 the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.