Hopworks Releases Two Seasonal Beers Featuring Hand-Picked Estate Hops

Hopworks brewing crew

Hopworks Urban Brewery recently tapped two new “one-off” seasonal beers featuring hops grown on a small San Juan Island farm exclusively for the brewery.  The Willamette and Cascade hops were grown on land transitioning to organic practices, picked by hand and dried on a custom built dryer. Both beers are on tap at the brewpub and can be found at select locations in Portland.

Dark Helmet

This black lager is as dark as it is delicious.  It embodies the German ‘Schwarzbier’ with a big, rich chocolate aroma, and deep roasted malt flavor and mild sweetness while still achieving a light, crisp lager finish.  This simple and stunning beer is sure to make your palate purr.

Plato                    IBU                       ABV

13                            21                            5

Ingredients:

Organic Malts                    Pilsner, Chocolate, C40, Munich 32L, Black

Hops                                     San Juan Willamette and Magnum

Yeast                                     House Lager

Flavor Notes:

Malt Character                  Rich chocolate, roasted, mildly sweet

Aroma/Flavor                    Medium bodied, chocolate

Hop Bitterness                  Very subtle, balanced

Yeast Character                 Crisp, light finish

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Pig War (San Juan Imperial IPA)

Our Estate English Imperial IPA uses both Willamette and Cascade hops from the San Juan Island farm.  The hops impart a fresh, crisp and stunning fruitiness, coupled perfectly with aromatic floral herbaceousness.   A rich malt body and warming finish are followed by a subtle, balancing hop bitterness.

The name Pig War commemorates the confrontation in 1859 between American and British authorities over San Juan Island.  SEE ARTICLE ABOUT THE PIG WAR:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War

Plato                    IBU                       ABV

19.8                        80                           8

Ingredients:

Organic Malts                    Pilsner, C40, C60, C120, Munich

Hops                                     San Juan Cascade, San Juan Willamette, Magnum

Yeast                                     House Ale

Flavor Notes:

Malt Character                  Big-bodied, rich

Hop Aroma/Flavor          fruity, floral, melon, herbaceous

Hop Bitterness                  Moderate, balances big-bodied malt

Yeast Character                 Clean fruitiness

Additional notes               Dry, warm alcoholic finish

Hopworks Urban Brewery is located at 2944 Southeast Powell Boulevard in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 232-4677.

Hopworks Urban Brewery recently tapped two new “one-off” seasonal beers featuring hops grown on a small San Juan Island farm exclusively for the brewery.  The Willamette and Cascade hops were grown on land transitioning to organic practices, picked by hand and dried on a custom built dryer. Both beers are on tap at the brewpub and can be found at select locations in Portland.

Dark Helmet

This black lager is as dark as it is delicious.  It embodies the German ‘Schwarzbier’ with a big, rich chocolate aroma, and deep roasted malt flavor and mild sweetness while still achieving a light, crisp lager finish.  This simple and stunning beer is sure to make your palate purr.

Plato                    IBU                       ABV

13                            21                            5

Ingredients:

Organic Malts                    Pilsner, Chocolate, C40, Munich 32L, Black

Hops                                     San Juan Willamette and Magnum

Yeast                                     House Lager

Flavor Notes:

Malt Character                  Rich chocolate, roasted, mildly sweet

Aroma/Flavor                    Medium bodied, chocolate

Hop Bitterness                  Very subtle, balanced

Yeast Character                 Crisp, light finish

Pig War (San Juan Imperial IPA)

Our Estate English Imperial IPA uses both Willamette and Cascade hops from the San Juan Island farm.  The hops impart a fresh, crisp and stunning fruitiness, coupled perfectly with aromatic floral herbaceousness.   A rich malt body and warming finish are followed by a subtle, balancing hop bitterness.

The name Pig War commemorates the confrontation in 1859 between American and British authorities over San Juan Island.  SEE ARTICLE ABOUT THE PIG WAR:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig_War

Plato                    IBU                       ABV

19.8                        80                           8

Ingredients:

Organic Malts                    Pilsner, C40, C60, C120, Munich

Hops                                     San Juan Cascade, San Juan Willamette, Magnum

Yeast                                     House Ale

Flavor Notes:

Malt Character                  Big-bodied, rich

Hop Aroma/Flavor          fruity, floral, melon, herbaceous

Hop Bitterness                  Moderate, balances big-bodied malt

Yeast Character                 Clean fruitiness

Additional notes               Dry, warm alcoholic finish


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