Lots Hoppin' at HUB

Hopworks Urban Brewery is certainly living up to its name. The Southeast Portland brewpub announced today that they’re tapping four new fresh hop brews and have their winter seasonal, Abominable on as well. Abominable will also be available in bottles from the brewery. Check out what they are a-pourin’:

Gayle’s Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Named for the farmer who lovingly grew the hops for this beer, Gayle’s Pale is infused with the freshest hop flavor.  Straight from the fields and into the kettle, these whole flower hops were picked specially for this beer and added in abundance.  Mildly fruity, subtly floral and delicately herbaceous, this beer captures the true essence of the hop harvest.

5.8% ABV       12.5 Plato         48 IBU
Goldilock’s Fresh Hop Golden Ale

Our Fresh Hop Golden Ale has a delightful floral aroma and crisp citrus flavor that can only come from Cascade hops fresh from the harvest.  Goldilocks, just like it’s name would indicate, has a bright, alluring malt flavor that is balanced perfectly with a light, crisp hop bitterness and 4.2% ABV.  Not too malty, not too hoppy, it’s a beer that’s juuussstttt right!

4.2% ABV       10 Plato            30 IBU

Coming Soon:

Fest of Fury – Fresh Hop Oktoberfest

Our organic Fest Bier judo chops your palate with a fresh floral, fruity and slightly orangey hop aroma backed by a medium bodied, toasted caramel malt flavor.  Brewed with 30 pounds of freshly picked beautiful Certified Salmon Safe Willamette hops from Goschie Farms (Silverton, OR), this fest beer brings back memories of Munchen while celebrating the hops of Oregon and will have us all cheering, “Eins, Zwei, Zuffa!”

13.5 Plato              30 IBU        5.5% ABV

Fall Spells Fresh Hop and Oktoberfest!

September is a great month for beer!  With the hop harvest upon us, and the Oktoberfest season in full effect, there are some excellent festivals and thus opportunities to taste some amazing styles that are only around once a year.  Check out the following, where Hopworks will be happily pouring their Organic fresh hop beers:

Hood River Hop Fest – October 2, Noon – 9

Oktoberfest at Prost! – October 2nd and 3rd

Oregon Brewers Guild Fresh Hop Tastival

October 9th at Oaks Park, Portland

Oregon Brewers Guild Fresh Hop Tastival

October 16th at Lane Events Center, Eugene

Abominable Winter Ale

Special Release and Brand New Bottles!

With a growing chill in the air, and a slowly growing howl in the wind, it could mean one thing… The Abominable is coming!

This mythological beer emerges from the depths of our brewery every winter.   Made with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe hops and six organic malts. “Abomb” has a complex floral, spicy and citrus hoppiness backed up by just the right amount of malt sweetness.  Don’t turn your back on the BEAST!

7.3% ABV       17 Plato            70 IBU

“We’ll be doing a special release at The Fixin’ To bar in St. Johns on Tuesday, October 5th from 6-9 pm” says Hopworks founder Christian Ettinger.  “Abominable Winter Ale will be pouring from the Bike Bar on their recently covered patio, while the kitchen will be featuring some food specials concocted just for that night.

Our in house release will be the following evening, Wednesday, October 6th starting at 4pm.  So stop in either night for a pint of this grizzly, delicious NW Winter Ale… or both nights!  Or, if you’d rather have an Abominable in the comfort of your own den, check out our new bottles hitting store shelves in the coming weeks.

Hopworks Makes Some

Tasty New Additions

Here at Hopworks we know the way to your heart is through your stomach.  So, next month we’ll be debuting some delicious new inventions from our fantastic, culinary all-stars in the kitchen.  Think flavor, think pizzazz.  Get your tastebuds in training, ‘cause they’re in for a work out!

Name That Nano

Says Christian of HUB:

It’s time!  It’s here!  We received our nano brewing system last month, and now we’re ready to break it in!  But first, a name!  We’re opening up the naming to all Hopworks patrons in a contest of epic, (or, maybe nano?), proportions. Send your name suggestions to NameTheNano@HopworksBeer.com with ‘Name the Nano’ in the subject line.  We’ll be choosing the winner on Tuesday October 12th.

And what will the lucky person get?  None other than 1 year’s Mug Club membership!  Already a member?  Next year’s on us!  Not yet a member, well here’s your chance to get the big pint, save on all those you’ve already been drinking and enjoy all the perks your barmates have been digging on since the beginning, (parties, merch, and the beer…  the beer!).

So help us out, email in your name suggestion or grab a slip at the bar today and submit your clever name for our bouncing baby pilot system.