Fresh Hop Season continues with Hood River Hops on Saturday Sept. 26 and the Green Dragon’s Fresh Hop/Harvest Fest starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 22.
Fresh Hop/ Harvest Festival 5-10 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 22, Green Dragon, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.; no cover or tasting glass charge.
The Green Dragon’s Harvest Fest/Oktoberfest will feature more than 20 craft beers including,
Laurelwood Amarillo Free Range Red
Mazama Green Magic
Breakside Fresh Hop Simcoe
Double Mountain Killer Red
Laurelwood Fresh Hop Workhorse
Terminal Gravity Fresh Hop
Wild Ride Fresh Hop
Upright Hour Zero Saison
Commons Fresh Hop Myrtle
Ninkasi/Imperial Fundraiser for Hosford Middle School 5 p.m. – close Thursday Sept. 24, Imperial Bottle Shop, 3090 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Ninkasi is donating a keg of Total Domination IPA and a keg of Ninkasi Lux Helles Lager and Imperial is pouring both beers with 100 percent of sales being donated to Hosford Middle School art programs. The beers will cost $4 a glass or $6 an imperial pint and your donation will help local students. Such a deal!
Meet the Snipes Mtn. Brewer 5 p.m. Thursday Sept. 24, Green Dragon, 928 S.E. Ninth Ave.;
Snipes Mountain head brewer Chris Baum is coming down from Sunnyside, Wash. to bring some of his well-regarded beers to Portland. I don’t have info on the taplist but here – yes, cut-and-pasted from the SM website – is Baum talking about brewing:
“Having a brewery in the Yakima Valley means your beers are going to be known and sought after for their bright, aromatic hop flavors. I strive to present the great variety of flavors expressed in our hops by balancing them against the rich malt grown on the plateaus, valleys, and plains surrounding our region. Our proximity to hop ranches, hop growers and hop processors gives us unique opportunities and access to hops that are the envy of brewers around the world. We want to share this benefit of our location with you.”
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