As the 2021 hop harvest comes to an end, Double Mountain Brewery announces the release of four Fresh Hop beers. The three usual killer releases return with Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Juicy. In addition to these three, Killer Fa La La La La will also be available in limited quantities.
“Sticking over eight pounds of the freshest Willamette Valley hops in each barrel of our 2021 ‘Killer’ beer series,” said Matt Swihart, Owner & Brewmaster at Double Mountain, in a press release. “Welcome to flavor country, Double Mountain-style.”
Here’s a rundown on all four Fresh Hop beers…
Killer Green 7.3% ABV 96 BU
On this harvest moon, we bring you a blast of fresh hops like only Double can do. Centennial picked and packed in the Willamette Valley came straight from the bine to the boil. These juicy little pearls deliver visions of bright evergreen, blood orange, currant, and lush pine. Be Green. Drink Killer Green.
Killer Red 7.0% ABV 85 BU
Hops from the Willamette Valley are picked, transported, and put into the brew on the short side of two hours. The exorbitant amount of fresh Centennial whole leaf hops heaped into the kettle and hop back give this juiced up IRA a wonderful ripe apple, juicy forest, and fruited pine flavors and aromas.
Killer Juicy 5.4% ABV 25 BU
Fresh Strata hops pour into a dense tropical rainforest dripping with the sticky, delicious mango, ripe summer peach, light cannabis, and deep orange. With hops this fresh, the decision to make this beer was the right decision. Clearly.
Killer Fa La La La La 7.5% ABV 85 BU
“Christmas came early! We got a few extra fresh hop Centennials from Crosby farms, and we figured, hey, why wouldn’t ya? Bright evergreen and citrus zest ride on a sleigh of Pilsner and Crystal malts. Too soon? Nah. Extremely limited.” Available for a limited time at both taprooms.
Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Juicy are available in refillable 500mL bottles and on draft at Double Mountain’s Hood River Taproom, SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood, and throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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.