Hood River Hops Fest Announces 2016 Brewery Lineup

A glass mug at the 2015 Hood River Hops Fest.
A glass mug at the 2015 Hood River Hops Fest.

Fresh hop season is in full force and the annual Hood River Hops Fest returns on Saturday, September 24 to downtown Hood River, Oregon. This year’s lineup has 46 breweries ready to pour its beers brewed with freshly picked hops from Noon to 8:00pm.

A few of the region’s breweries will be making its first appearance at Hood River Hops Fest. These breweries include 54°40′ Brewing Company, Calapooia Brewing Company, Coin Toss Brewing Co., Freebridge Brewing, and Zoiglhaus Brewing Company. For those not into beer, there will also be a few selections or locally made hop ciders and wines from Hood River’s Naked Winery.

“Hood River Hops Fest is a celebration of our region’s numerous craft breweries, which love creating unique, seasonal beers with fresh, local hops,” stated Mike Glover, CEO of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, in a news release. “We’re excited to take the festival excitement and competitive spirit up a notch this year with the new Hood River Hops Fest awards, which will let festival-goers call out their favorites. We’re also thrilled to partner with Oregon Beer Awards as they launch their new Fresh Hop category. They recognize that the Hood River Hops Fest is the place to be to taste the best fresh hop beers Oregon has to offer!”

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The brewery lineup for the 2016 Hood River Hop Fest includes:

  • 54°40′ Brewing Company – Washougal, WA
  • Alameda Brewing Co. – Portland, OR
  • Backwoods Brewing Company – Carson, WA
  • Baerlic Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Base Camp Brewing Company – Portland, OR
  • Beer Valley Brewing – Ontario, OR
  • Big Horse Brew Pub – Hood River, OR
  • Breakside Brewery – Milwaukie, OR
  • BridgePort Brewing Company – Portland, OR
  • Burnside Brewing Co – Portland, OR
  • Coalition Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Calapooia Brewing Company – Albany, OR
  • Coin Toss Brewing Co. – Oregon City, OR
  • Crux Fermentation Program – Bend, OR
  • Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR
  • Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom – Hood River, OR
  • Ecliptic Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Elysian Brewing – Seattle, WA
  • Everybody’s Brewing Company – White Salmon, WA
  • Ex Novo Brewing Company – Portland, OR
  • Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR
  • Freebridge Brewing – The Dalles, OR
  • Full Sail Brewing Company – Hood River, OR
  • Georgetown Brewing Co. – Seattle, WA
  • GoodLife Brewing Co. – Bend, OR
  • Grain Station Brew Works – McMinnville, OR
  • Grixsen Brewing Company – Portland, OR
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, OR
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, CA
  • Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Hood River, OR
  • Migration Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Ordnance Brewing – Boardman, OR
  • Pelican Brewing Co. – Pacific City, OR
  • pFriem Family Brewers – Hood River, OR
  • Pints Brewing Co – Portland, OR
  • Sasquatch Brewery – Portland, OR
  • Solera Brewery – Parkdale, OR
  • Stickmen Brewing Company – Lake Oswego, OR
  • StormBreaker Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Sunriver Brewing Co. – Sunriver, OR
  • Three Creeks Brewing Co. – Sisters, OR
  • Thunder Island Brewing Co. – Cascade Locks, OR
  • Walking Man Brewing – Stevenson, WA
  • Wild Ride Brewing – Redmond, OR
  • Worthy Brewing – Bend, OR
  • Zoiglhaus Brewing Company – Portland, OR

An aerial view of the Hood River Hops Fest

As with previous years, Hood River Hops Fest will bring live entertainment to the stage in the family area. Here’s the lineup.

Hood River Hops Fest tickets are now on-sale and can be purchased in advance for a discounted price at hoodriver.org/hops-fest or at the entrance the day of the event. Ticket prices are as follows:

  • 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $10 Presale, $15 Day-Of
  • 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 Presale; $20 Day-Of. (Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens)
  • Under 21: Free admission. (The venue is open to adults only from 5:00pm until closing at 8:00pm)

For additional information on Hood River Hops Fest visit the official Hood River Hops Fest website and its Facebook page and tag social media with the hashtag #hoodriverhopsfest.

Inside the beer tent at the 2015 Hood River Hops Fest.
Inside the beer tent at the 2015 Hood River Hops Fest.

Hood River Hops Fest
Columbia Parking Lot (Across from Full Sail Brewing)
Hood River, OR 97031

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