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.
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
Organic Malts Pilsner, Chocolate, C40, Munich 32L, Black
Hops San Juan Willamette and Magnum
Yeast House Lager
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
Organic Malts Pilsner, C40, C60, C120, Munich
Hops San Juan Cascade, San Juan Willamette, Magnum
Yeast House Ale
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.