Late last week, Migration Brewing launched the new Hop Fire Small Batch Series with the debut of Hop Fire Volume 1. Throughout the year, Migration’s Hop Fire program will produce ten original and unique beers. All beers will be available exclusively through Migration’s taprooms, and the brewery will pick out their top favorite six styles for limited releases in 4-pack, 16oz cans beginning this summer.
This new series will be brewed at the OG location of Migration Brewing on NE Glisan on the brewery’s original 7-barrel system that has been reconfigured into “The Shop”. The Hop Fire beers are small batch and push the boundaries of process and recipe creation. These are big, bold, and unique brews with different colors, big aromatics, and explosive flavor profiles. Migration has sourced some of the most sought-after grain in the Northwest, and they are leveraging all of their supplier relationships to get access to new, experimental hops.
“Hop fire is extreme. It is fun. It’s a hop lovers paradise where boundaries are pushed and the unexpected happens,” shared Migration Brewing Co-Founder and Head Brewer Mike Branes, in a statement. “These beers are allowing the brew team to really express themselves through the product. Big beers, light beers, exotic ingredients, and everything in between.”
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.