Hopworks Urban Brewery has announced its 2020 Beer Release Calendar. The new year brings a new look to the lineup at HUB as the brewery has finished a complete brand refresh of its package design. The brewery has also renamed a few of its beers to go along with this brand refresh.
Hopworks reached out to artist Martin Ontiveros to create the new label artwork and this was integrated by Paige Buda. The 2020 Beer Release Calendar showcases new core, seasonal, and limited release beers.
HUB Year-Round Collection: Powell IPA––Hopworks’ flagship IPA celebrates their mothership brewery on Powell Blvd in Portland OR. The beer is brimming with melon, tropical fruit, and a touch of dank. It’s low on bitterness and big on flavor. This beer is brewed to be your everyday IPA. Available now.
Golden Hammer Lager––Available around April 2020.
Robot Panda Hazy IPA––Robot Panda is a fruity, juicy Hazy IPA that balances a soft and fluffy malt body with big hop additions of Denali, Lemondrop, and Cascade. Tasting notes: spruce, Meyer lemon, tangerine, papaya, and bright lime zest. Available now.
Tree Frog Pale Ale––Hopworks’ new pale ale is bursting with juicy and floral aromas. An easy drinking pale ale made with Fuggle, Centennial, Amarillo, Simcoe. Available around February 2020.
HUB Seasonal Releases: Juicy Bear IPA––Juicy and full bodied, yet absolutely crushable. Hopworks’ seasonal IPA springs to life with aromas of peach, tangerine, starfruit and papaya. Available from February 2020 to June 2020.
Totally Chill Hazy IPA––This Hazy IPA is loaded with pineapple and mango hop flavor from Azacca, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops. It’s brewed with a generous amount of oats and wheat for a super cloudy look and fluffy mouthfeel. Available from June 2020 to September 2020.
Abominable Winter Ale––Made with Northwest hops and malt, Abominable has a complex floral, spicy, and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness. Available from September 2020 to December 2020.
In addition to these mentioned beers, HUB will continue its monthly hazy program, quarterly imperial series, quarterly fruit beers, and extremely limited stoke beer collection. As of January 2020, these include Hindsight 2020 Hazy IPA, Queen of Hearts Imperial Hoppy Red Ale, and Alternating Currant Juicy IPA all available now.
Additional highlights for future 2020 Hopworks releases include more barrel aged beer innovations throughout the year and the return of Pig War and Whiskey Barrel Aged Abominable Winter Ale.
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.