We’re giving away ticket to the Fresh Hops Festival in Seattle


We are giving away tickets to this weekend’s Fresh Hops Festival in Seattle. We have a few pair to give away. To enter the giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment here or on our Facebook page telling us which brewery produced, or produces, your favorite fresh hop beer.
  2. Tell us which of the three sessions you would like to attend.
  3. Be sure to include a valid email address when you comment (it won’t be visible to the public and we won’t share it).

On Wednesday, October 5th we will pick the winners at random and contact the winners via email.

On October 7th and 8th, Hale’s Palladium in Seattle will host a Fresh Hops Festival featuring fresh hop beers from 20 different breweries. Event produced by WBS Events and Seattle Uncorked in partnership with City Fruit.

There are three sessions:

Session 1
Friday, October 7
6-9 pm
Sessions 2 & 3
Saturday, October 8
1-4 pm
6-9 pm

Twenty different breweries will pour fresh hops brews at the event. Food and sliders will be available from Hale’s.

Participating breweries:

20 Corners Brewing Co
Bad Jimmy’s Brewing Co
Counterbalance Brewing
Dirty Bucket Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Flycaster Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Ghostfish Brewing
Hales Ales
Lowercase Brewing
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Northsound Brewing
Outlander Brewing
Redhook Brewery
Schooner Exact Brewing
Seattle Cider Co.
Two Beers Brewing Company
Triplehorn Brewing Co
Woodinville Ciderworks



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  1. My favorite fresh hop of the 2016 season has been Essence of Wetness by Cloudburst. I’ve noticed a lot of breweries pumping up the hop content and upping the bittering of the fresh hops this year, which obliterates much of the subtlety (and, imo, point) of the fresh hops. This beer in particular from Cloudburst balances their robust, juicy ipa style while preserving the subtlety of the fresh hop.
    And I’d be happy with either session on Saturday!

  2. My favorite has almost always been Cowiche Canyon from Fremont brewing, and so far that is true this year as well, though I have others I need to try. It’s got the perfect balance of citrusy punch from the citra, and earthy dankness from the simcoe that it’s really hard to beat.

    I’d be happy with the Friday session!

  3. I’ve really enjoyed Fremont’s whole Field to Ferment Series.
    I’d love to go to the Friday Session!

  4. Fremont’s Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale!
    If chosen, I would like to attend the Saturday afternoon event.

  5. The Fremont Cowiche Canyon is really tasty this year, not that it has been bad other years. Would love to taste sample some at the Fresh Hops Festival on Saturday afternoon.

  6. I would be so stoked to go for the Friday session! Loved the Citra Farm to Ferment ale Fremont put out. Can’t wait to try more from them, and check out what Lucky Envelope and Redhook bring out.

  7. Fremont’s Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale

    I equate this with the Copper River Salmon as a Northwest foodie/beer event. The growth in Fresh Hops is amazing. Friday works for me.

  8. Definately Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale for me too. I even got to go for a hike in Cowiche Canyon over the weekend and have a can afterwards next to the hop field before the Yakima Fresh Hop fest.

    I’d prefer the early session Sat.

  9. Fremont Mosaic, tried it at the brewery last week. Would love to go to the festival on Friday.

  10. Cowiche Canyon is my favorite and I’m glad there seems to be wider distribution this year.
    I’d love to go to the Saturday night session.


  11. Essence of Wetness by Cloudburst Brewery. I got to sample at the Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival and it was fantastic.

    I will be able to attend session 1 or 2.

  12. Tried all of the Fremonts and loved them, but then I had Holy Mountain’s Cone & Cone. Wow, great stuff as usual by those guys. The early Saturday session would be awesome.

  13. Freshious Session IPA from PostDoc is well balanced and delicious. I know they are not at the festival but certainly worth a trip to the Eastside to give it a taste.
    Would enjoy attending Session 2 — Saturday afternoon.

  14. My mom and I are taking a mother-daughter trip to Seattle this weekend, and we are excited to try out all the awesome craft beer Washington has to offer. We haven’t had the chance to try any of the fresh hop beer from those breweries, since we don’t get it down in Texas. We’d love to try it at the Fresh Hops Festival! The Saturday afternoon session would be best for us.

  15. Fremont Cowiche Canyon!! I love fresh hop anything though 🙂 I would like to attend the Saturday evening session.

  16. Urban Family’s take on fresh hops (straight from Shoreline!) with their Delusions of Grandeur series makes my palate happy. Any session would great to attend (but especially first one on Sat). Hoppy tasting all.

  17. My favorite is the Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA. Any session would be great to attend, but Friday from 6pm-9pm is my preferred session.

  18. For me the best has been Fremont Brewing’s Fresh Simcoe from the Field to Ferment series. It is so amazing to truly taste the freshness. This has opened my eyes to how great Fresh Hops can be. I would love to attend the Friday, October 7 6-9pm session.

  19. Gotta say my favorite micro brew is Habanero Amber from Bad Jimmy’s @ 8th & Leary in Ballard. Not too spicy, but leave a most excellent after taste.

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