To celebrate the 2021 hop harvest, Level Beer will brew eight Fresh Hop beers. Of these eight, four beers will be packaged in 16oz cans.
This includes Fresh Hop IPA, Fresh Hop Oktoberfest, Fresh Hop Hazy IPA, and Fresh Hop American Lager. The other four – Fresh Hop Belgians Love to Party!, Fresh Hop Rye Pale Ale, Fresh Hop Creme Fraaaiiche!, and Fresh & You Know It – will be only available on draft.
Level Beer’s new Pop-Up bar in the parking lot of its forthcoming Level 3 Taproom, located at 1447 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, will have six fresh hops pouring today along with all four packaged fresh-hop beers available as well! The Fresh Hop Pop-Up is open with updated hours Friday through Sunday from Noon-7:00pm.
Here’s a rundown on all eight Fresh Hop beers from Level Beer.
It wouldn’t be fresh hop season without some really hoppy ales in the mix! This classic take on a Northwest IPA is hopped with fresh Strata hops from Goschie Farms. Bitter, piney, and delicious! 6.2% ABV and available in 16oz cans
This traditional lagerbier has just the right amount of bready malt notes to balance out the ridiculously fresh Willamette hops from Goschie Farms. 5.9% ABV and available in 16oz cans
Fresh-Hop Hazy IPA
Hazy Bois rejoice! We put pounds and pounds of fresh Simcoe from Coleman Hops into this foggy ale. Tropical, juicy, and trendy! 6.5% ABV and available in 16oz cans
Fresh-Hop American Lager
Crispy and hoppy! Brewed with pounds and pounds of fresh Willamette hops from Goschie Farms. 4.5% ABV and available in 16oz cans
Cans of these four Fresh Hop beers are now available at all Level Beer taprooms and in distribution.
In addition to Level Beer’s four canned offerings, the Portland brewer has a few additional Fresh Hop beers that will be available on draft at its taprooms and anywhere that pours Level beers!
Fresh-Hop Belgians Love to Party!
Belgian Pale Ale with fresh Willamette hops from Goschie Farms. This beer is a light, Belgian-style ale with relatively subtle fresh hop aromas and flavors. 4.7% ABV
Fresh-Hop Rye Pale Ale
Hopped up with fresh Strata hops from Goschie Farms. Light grassy and rye spice nose, and a balanced body composed of rye malt, pine and delicate stone fruit. Crisp finish, perfect for throwing on a Sturgil record and cuttin’ some grass. 5.0% ABV
Fresh-Hop Creme Fraaaiiche!
Light and crisp Cream Ale hopped with Simcoe hops from Coleman Agriculture. Floral hop character and notes of tangerine. Drink fraaaiiche. 4.7% ABV
Fresh & You Know It
West Coast IPA brewed with fresh Strata from Goschie farms and Simcoe from Coleman Agriculture. Tropical, floral, and dank! 6.8% ABV
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.