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Hop free beer in Portland?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by DimensionX, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. DimensionX

    DimensionX Savant (335) Oregon Oct 1, 2010

    Does anybody know a good bottle that I can find in Portland right now that is sans hops?

    Looking for a christmas present

  2. Doesn't the Beers of Scotland gift box from Alloa not have hops as the beers are based on pre-hops styles
  3. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    There are some seasonal draft options like the Upright Reggie Junkie Gruit, but I don't know off-hand of something available in bottles at the moment. Maybe a nice cider or bottle of wine instead?
  4. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Not trying to be THAT guy, just trying to get a better understand. Why does the brew need to have zero hops? Is the person looking for something like canucklehead described?
  5. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Pliny The Elder mos def.
  6. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Fa sho. Heard dat shiot was mad malty yo!
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  7. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Great scotch ale fo sho, negro. I love that slightly smokey finish!
  8. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Lol thnx for that one. Haven't laughed that hard in a while
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  9. Mahlik

    Mahlik Savant (255) Oregon Aug 21, 2010

    Hair of the Dog's Greg is made without hops. They don't bottle it but you might be able to get a growler of it.
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  10. DimensionX

    DimensionX Savant (335) Oregon Oct 1, 2010

    yeah it is a christmas present for someone allergic to hops (poor bastard)

    I didn't realize PTE was hop free, I'll go pick some up. I can't wait to see the look on his face when he drinks it.

    I was thinking about Greg but I don't think they have had it on tap for some time. I will check out that Scottish box set as well. thanks
    Gobigvt7 likes this.
  11. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Advocate (550) Oregon Aug 17, 2005 Beer Trader

    AFAIK, the Oregon distributor doesn't carry the variety packs. They do however carry Fraoch, Ebulum, and Grozet, all of which are hop free (or very close to it), and should be widely available around town.
  12. guajolote

    guajolote Advocate (505) Oregon Sep 12, 2008

    Gilgamesh Mamba is hopless. But it's not bottled and I don't know how widely available it is on tap in Portland. You can get growler fills of it at a couple places in Salem though.

    I hope you found this almost completely useless post helpful.
    djbreezy likes this.
  13. Gobigvt7

    Gobigvt7 Savant (350) Oregon Mar 15, 2008

    Dupont Posca Rustica is on the shelf @ the hop&vine. Super delish spiced/herbed gruit.
  14. djbreezy

    djbreezy Advocate (530) Washington Dec 16, 2008

    Doesn't Gilgamesh make some hop-less stuff?