For the 2020 hop harvest Hopworks Urban Brewery has a slew of fresh hop beers slated for release in cans and on draft. First up are Fresh Hop Abominable Winter Ale, Fresh Hop Ace of Spades Imperial IPA, and Fresh Hop Singing Bird Hazy IPA. Later this month HUB will release Garden Maze Fresh Hop Hazy IPA.
This year HUB took is popular winter seasonal, Abominable Winter Ale, and dry hopped it with fresh Centennial hops. The result is Fresh Hop Abominable Winter Ale that produces juicy notes of pine permeate to create a perfect PNW fresh hop ale. Fresh Hop Ace of Spades and Singing Bird are brewed with fresh Strata hops, lending these beers beautiful, dank citrus notes. With each beer being made with Salmon-Safe hops, it’s a fresh hop season that consumers can feel good about every time they crack open another can.
“We are so stoked on bringing Fresh Hop Abom to this year’s fresh hop season,” said Matt Speckenbach, Head Brewer, in a press release. “We worked with Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon, to get a beautiful 500 pounds of fresh Centennial hops and literally dry hopped them into this beer hours after picking them up from the farm.”
“We can’t get enough Fresh Hop Abom here. We’ve been sipping so much of it the last week of August, I’m surprised any of this beer is making it to market!” laughed Christian Ettinger, Hopworks’ Founder and Brewmaster, in a press release.
Partnering with Goschie Farms, which grows Salmon-Safe hops, Hopworks also produced a short video that can be viewed below that explores the fresh hop phenomenon and the beers produced for this year’s season.
Fresh Hop Abominable Ale
You’ve never tasted Abominable like this before! Fresh Hop Abominable stays true to its namesake with fresh Centennial hops that add juicy notes of pine for a perfect PNW fresh hop ale.
HOPS: Fresh Centennial, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Ahtanum
MALT: 2-Row, C40, C60, Black Malt
ARTIST: Martin Ontiveros
Fresh Hop Ace of Spades Imperial IPA
This fresh hop beast is hopped out with Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops to balance beautiful citrus notes, a dank fresh Strata hop addition, and a clean malt bitterness.
HOPS: Fresh Strata, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Mosaic, Amarillo
Singing Bird Fresh Hop Hazy IPA
Brewed with local, fresh Strata hops that impart bright, citrus flavors, Motueka hops amplify this Fresh Hop IPA into the citrus stratosphere.
HOPS: Fresh Strata, Motueka, Centennial, Idaho 7
MALT: 2-Row, Rahr White Wheat, GW White Wheat, Golden Naked Oats
ARTIST: Josh Biggs
All three new fresh hop beers – Fresh Hop Abominable Winter Ale, Singing Bird Fresh Hop Hazy IPA, and Fresh Hop Ace of Spades Imperial IPA – are all available in cans and on tap at Hopworks pubs at 2944 SE Powell Blvd. in Portland, Oregon and 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, Washington. Customers can order Hopworks beer and food through the Hopworks website for curbside pick-up and contact-free delivery daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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.