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Washington Hop Mob is now just a month away – list of events

 

A celebration of Washington hops and Washington beer

Washington Hop Mob is now less than one month away. The series of events runs from February 6th through February 15th. So far there are 12 events planned, as far north as Bellingham and as far south as Vancouver. For these events, 38 Washington breweries have signed up to produce Hop Mob beers this year. The official Hop Mob Kick-Off event is at Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle on Thursday, February 6th. All of the Hop Mob events are listed below. (Interested in hosting an event? Click here.)

Each Hop Mob event features at least eight of the Hop Mob beers on tap, available in flights and/or taster sizes as well as full pours.

What’s a Hop Mob Beer?

In the past Hop Mob focused on Triple IPA, but we’ve changed directions a bit and are now offering brewers more flexibility, asking them to brew a beer of any style as long as it is at least 50 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) and features “a full expression of hop character.”

The challenge is to create a beer that displays both the bitterness provided by hops and the aromatic character provided by hops. In other words, a full expression of hop character that is often missing from today’s hop-forward beers, which tend to lean one way or the other, aromatic or bitter but not both. In this context, aromatic refers not only to the way a beer smells, but also to the fruity, floral, resinous, and herbal flavors hops provide.

Hop Mob beers are created and produced exclusively for Washington Hop Mob; a Hop Mob beer is not just a rebranded version of a brewery’s regular IPA.

And the Point is…

The goal of Washington Hop Mob is to celebrate hops by showcasing the prowess with which Washington brewers put hops to work in their beers. Washington’s farmers, particularly in the Yakima Valley, harvest more hops than farmers in any other state. Each year they produce approximately 75 percent of the U.S. hop crop and about 25 percent of the world’s hop crop.

Washington Hop Mob is organized by a three-man team: Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews came up with the concept and represents the beer-making side of things, Nat Pellman of Brouwer’s Cafe represents the event-hosting side of things, and I manage the administrative and promotional angles.

Get more information at the official Washington Hop Mob website, http://www.wahopmob.com.

2020 HOP MOB EVENTS

HOP MOB KICKOFF (Seattle)
Thursday, February 6th
Brouwer’s Cafe
3:00 PM
Official Hop Mob Kickoff
Stay tuned for details.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Woodinville)
Friday, February 7th
Hopheads Taproom
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap
Details TBD.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Tacoma)
Friday, February 7th
Peaks and Pints
3:00 – 10:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Seattle)
Friday, February 7th
The Woods Tasting Room at Two Beers Brewing
3:00 – 10:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Bellingham)
Friday, February 7th
Aslan Depot
3:00 – 10:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Renton)
Saturday, February 8th
Brewmaster’s Taproom

Noon – 11:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Vancouver)
Saturday, February 8th
Final Draft Taphouse
Noon – 11:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Seattle)
Tuesday, February 11
The Growler Guys
12:00 – 12:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (West Seattle)
Thursday, February 13
Beveridge Place Pub
3:00 – 11:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Marysville)
Thursday, February 13
5 Rights Brewing
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA.

HOP MOB ROADSHOW (Gig Harbor)
Thursday, February 14th thru Sunday, February 16th
Local Boys Tap Room
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA

HOP MOB ROADSHOW EVENT (Renton)
Saturday, February 15th
The Hop Garden
11:00 – 10:00
Roadshow event with at least 8 Hop Mob beers on tap.
Details TBA

Hop Mob Participating Breweries

5 Rights Brewing
7 Seas Brewing
Aslan Brewing
At Large Brewing
Bale Breaker Brewing
Beardslee Public House
Bickersons Brewhouse
Big Time Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Burk Gilman Brewing
Cloudburst Brewing
Dreadnaught Brewing
Dru Bru
Farmstrong Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Grains of Wrath Brewing
Hellellbent Brewing
Kulshan Brewing
Lake Stevens Brewing
Matchless Brewing
Mirage Beer Co
Old Stove Brewing
Postdoc Brewing
Ravenna Brewing
Reuben’s Brews
Silver City Brewing
Skookum Brewing
Sound to Summit Brewing
Standard Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Structures Brewing
Three Magnets Brewing
Two Beers Brewing
Urban Family Brewing
Varietal Beer Co.
Wandering Hop Brewing
Watts Brewing



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