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We’re giving away tickets to Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival

 

CONTEST NOW CLOSED. WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED

A great brewery lineup for this fresh hop beer festival

Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival takes place on Saturday, October 12th in Georgetown. We are giving away a pair of tickets to the event. All you need to do is leave a comment here or on our Facebook page and you’ll be entered in the drawing. (Leave a comment here and then find the post about the giveaway on Facebook and leave a comment there too, if you like.) We will pick a winner at random on Tuesday, October 8th.

To really wrap your mind around the seasonal goodness that is fresh hop beer, you need to taste several fresh hop brews side-by-side. That enables you to better appreciate the nuances and character of the beers. That’s what Seattle Fresh Hop allows you to do: sample fresh hop beers from several great breweries and experience each brewery’s unique take on this special kind of beer.

Since virtually all of America’s hop crop comes from the Pacific Northwest (an insignificantly small amount comes from elsewhere), brewers around here enjoy a certain advantage when it comes to brewing with just-harvested hops. Though there’s no official definition, it is generally agreed that to call a beer “fresh hop” the brewer must utilize the hops within the first 24 hours after harvest. Basically, before they are kiln-dried and processed for long-term storage, so living near the hop farms helps. Breweries in other parts of the country rely on overnight shipping, which is not cheap.

Beyond celebrating the beer, Seattle Fresh Hop Beer Festival is a celebration of the season. The annual hop harvest is sacred to beer lovers, so enjoying beers that can only exist during the harvest season is something of a ritual.

Here’s the list of breweries scheduled to pour at the event.

Bellevue Brewing
Bouy Beer Co
Chainnlne Brewing
Culmination Brewing
Diamond Knot Brewing
Everybody’s Brewing
Farmstrong Brewing
Finn River Farm and Cidery
Fort George Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Ghostfish Brewing
Hellbent Brewing
Hop Capital Brewing
Jellyfish Brewing
Mazama Brewing
pFriem Family Brewers
Rogue
Seattle Cider Co
Sumerian Brewing
Sun River Brewing
Two Beers Brewing

 



26 comments

  1. Kendall and Kim,

    This blog is so great! I love the information and events that you provide.
    Great time of year to be a beer fan!

  2. I will probably go regardless, but it would be a lot easier to convince my wife to go with me if I had won the tickets. 🙂

  3. Great line up of breweries, had some awesome fresh hop beer last year but haven’t attended a fresh hop event yet. Would love to do some tasting.

  4. I love Georgetown’s fresh hops beer! Looking forward to trying new ones from this good line up of breweries!

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