Thursday, September 14, 2017

2nd Annual Portland Fresh Hop POP-UP Beer Fest Returns for 5 Days

Courtesy of the Fresh Hop Beer Fest

Portland, OR - Burnside Brewing Co., Portland Beer Week and Willamette Week present the 2nd annual Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest in Portland, Oregon this September 20 - 24th at 7th and NE Burnside Ave. This outdoor, partially covered beer garden features the freshest of Fresh Hop beer of the season using only undried hops picked from the bine and brewed with in under 24 hours. The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest will feature ten taps (up two from last year) of rotating pacific northwest fresh hop goodness with daily special tappings and featured theme nights with some of the brewers.

In addition to over twenty fresh hop beers pouring over the 5-day pop-up fest, there will also be a special Oktoberfest-style beer garden food menu of specials from Burnside Brewing available outdoors at the fest at discounted prices. New to this year - an expanded covered tent and outdoor fire pits to keep warm during the cool fall breeze. There will be no cover charge to enter the pop-up beer garden and it's all-ages friendly but bring cash (no cards but there is an ATM across the street.) Fresh hop beers will be sold by the pint at only $3 a half pint and $5 for a full pint. No tasters.

What is Fresh Hop beer?

Fresh Hop beer is beer made with hop cones freshly picked and undried, used in the making of a beer within 24 hours of harvesting. Fresh hop beers can only be made during the annual late summer/early fall hop harvest and it's very difficult to obtain fresh hops if you are not located near a hop farm, most of which are in Oregon and Washington. With our close proximity to the hop farms, the Fresh Hop style of beer is mostly only available in the pacific northwest.

How are fresh hop beers different than others? Most beer uses kiln dried hops that are refrigerated for use over an entire year or more. The lupulin oils dry up and concentrate the bitterness but more subtle, fresher, greener and grassier notes are also lost. So the best fresh hop beer showcases those attributes.
Food Specials:

  • Pretzel with cheese sauce  $4
  • Potato salad  $4
  • BBQ pulled pork sandwich with slaw  $6
  • House made pickle  $3
  • Bratwurst dog with stout kraut and fried onion  $6
Daily Specials/Beer List:

Portland Kickoff Night! - Wed. 9/20

Burnside Brewing:Fresh Hop Keller Couch Lager
Level Beer: Fresh Hop Double IPA
Breakside Brewery: Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA
Breakside: Fresh Hop What Rough Beast
pFriem Family Brewers: Fresh Hop Amarillo Pale
Portland Cider: Fresh Hop Cider
Ecliptic Brewing: Fresh Hop Altair Pale Ale
Flat Tail Brewing: DAM Wild Cuve'e Fresh (fresh hop sour)

Washington Night - Thurs. 9/21
Reubens Brews: Amarillo Fresh Hop IPA 
Fremont Brewing: Field to Ferment (Centennial)
Fremont Brewing: Field to Ferment (Amarillo)
Georgetown Brewing: Fresh Johnny Utah
Matchless Brewing: C.L.S. Centennial

Farmhouse Night - Fri. 9/22
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Centennial Sour collab w/ Crosby Hop Farm
Allegory Brewing: Fresh Hop Amarillo Saison
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Fera
Little Beast Brewing: Fresh Hop Belgian Pale

Bend/Central Oregon Night - Sat. 9/23
Goodlife Brewing: Fresh Hop Descender IPA
Riverbend Brewing: Straight Outta Crosby
more tba

Kill the Keg Growler Fills - Sun. 9/24
$14 growler fills of everything all day!

WHAT: Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
WHERE: 7th and NE Burnside, Portland, OR (Burnside Brewing's parking lot)
WHEN: Sept. 20 - 24th, 2017 11am - 9pm

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