A couple years ago I posted a story about the first fresh hop beers of the season. Specifically, which breweries would be first out of the gate with fresh hop ales. Seemed like important info for hop hounds like me. Someone commented on that post and said, “I don’t care who’s got the first fresh hop beer of the season, I want to know who’s got the last.”
Good point. It got me to thinking.
We are now getting late in the fresh hop season. There is still plenty of it out there, but supplies will soon start to dwindle. That’s why I was happy to hear that Maritime Pacific Brewing plans to release its fresh hop offering, XPA Fresh Hop Pale Ale, at the Jolly Roger Taproom this Wednesday. What’s more, it was brewed using one of my favorite hop varieties–Amarillo. I know being a fan of Amarillo hops is hardly original, but good is good no matter how many of us say so.