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First/Favorite Fresh Hop Beers of the Year?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by beertunes, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. beertunes

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    Two Beers Brewing, in Seattle, just posted a pic on FB of hops harvested this morning over near Yakima, and going into the brew kettle tonight. Is this the first fresh hop beer of the year, or has someone beat them to it?
     
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  2. Curloftheburl

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    I had two wet hopped ales from wicked weed the chinook and the cascade-both very good
     
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  3. draheim

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    Shorter days, cooler nights, fresh hop beer... love this time of year!
     
  4. MSardina1

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    Social Kitchen in San Francisco just released their wet hop pale ale yesterday...Wet Hop Beers are coming!
     
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    is deschutes fresh squeezed fresh hopped? I had that a month or two ago and it was delicious.
     
  6. MetalMountainMastiff

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    Almanac I thought already had one out? But possibly not, I just remember reading they were putting out 3 fresh IPAs for tap. But I haven't been to the bay area in a few weeks.
     
  7. RichardMNixon

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    Don't think so, my understanding was "Fresh Squeezed" referred to the citrus flavors of orange juice they were trying to capture.
     
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    no it's not fresh hopped, marketing to trick your mind into thinking it is
     
  9. chikunwing

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    Logsdon recently released their Fresh Hop beer. I will be opening a bottle on thursday.:D
     
  10. rather

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    the label is misleading lol
     
  11. Aleforme

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    Not sure about being first but I can't wait until it hits the shelves. Last year's Fresh Hop brew was probably my favorite Two Beers brew so far. Hoping this year will be even better.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere was released in May
     
  13. commis

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    Marketing to trick me into thinking I'm buying a fresh-hopped beer two months before the first hops are remotely ready for harvest? Doubt it.
    It's a referance to citrus flavors.
     
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    I've seen on fb the last week several different breweries are getting the freshies.
     
  15. 82300sd

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    not everyone is as smart as you are
     
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    I tapped the one I brewed with Chinook from my backyard on Sunday. Pretty tasty.
     
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    I talked to one of the owners today, and they aren't even getting their fresh hops until at least next Thursday. If you have a bottle of their fresh hop beer it is from last year.
     
  18. chikunwing

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    Bummer, I picked a bottle up at a bottle shop in bend last weekend and did not even think to check (seemed like the right time of year, a little early perhaps) I just got excited. The best by date said 9/13 so I just thought they wanted you to have it fresh. Oh well I guess I willl have drink it anyway. As always, I continue to provide no useful information.
     
  19. maltmaster420

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    That sucks. No need to out the store here, but you might want to send an email to Logsdons and let them know, especially if there were other bottles still on the shelf. I know that if it were my brewery I wouldn't want people drinking year old "fresh hop" beer...
     
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    A sign at the Bend brewpub says, "Not a fresh hop beer, just tastes like one". It's a delicious beer IMO, but does not taste anything like the fresh hop beers I've had.
     
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    Fresh (wet) hop beers have a very distinct flavor to me that I don't think that beer possessed. Tasty beverage, no doubt, but didn't taste like a fresh hop beer.
     
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    Vault Brewing Co in the Philly area has been doing wet whole-flower Australia hopped IPAs for the past month or two.
     
  23. leedorham

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    How are they saying they get that done? The hop harvest in Australia is during our Spring. That would be like a US brewery pouring a wet hop beer in February.
     
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  24. MCain04

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    That's fair. Wasn't aware whole flower hops stuck around that long, figured they were converted to pellets early. Guess the hops are a few months old then.
     
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    Thanks for the reminder, I've been looking forward to stout season and almost overlooked the fresh hops.. Let's see if Founders Harvest holds up as my favorite IPA like I thought last year.
     
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    Well it's fine to store them if they're dried. "Wet Hop" and "Fesh Hop" refer to hops that have not been dried* and typically have to be used in the beer within 24-48 hours of being picked.

    *except in the case of Sierra Nevada, who define Celebration as a "Fresh Hop" beer, even though the hops are dried and state "Fresh Hop" means "Beer brewed using hops harvested sometime recently and you all can fuck off if you want us to change our label just because you all came around and changed what the term meant."
     
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  27. MCain04

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    Good to know
     
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    Surly Wet will be on tHe shelf soon so I'm amped for that.
     
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    I think I will tap my Oregon contact for some Deschutes if they do it this year.
     
  30. fritts211

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    The wife and I have been yammering about being excited for fall for the past month, so we share your sentiments good draheim.

    Cosby sweaters and wet hop beers, here I come.
     
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    East End Big Hop Harvest hits tomorrow. One of few beers I look forward to from them.
     
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    What is your favorite fresh hopped beer?

    Mine is Port Brewing Company's High Tide
     
  33. surfcaster

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    Founder's Harvest Ale
     
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    Founder's so far, but I want to try more. The resin, oils, mouthfeel and flavor balance is amazing.
     
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    I love that stuff, but one of last year's batches went screwy somehow and turned into gross foam monsters. That won't stop me from buying this year's version, though.

    Founders Harvest is probably my favorite overall, but the Port High Tide's a lot easier for me to get.
     
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    Chasing freshies, hop trip, and gdbc wet hop
     
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  38. draheim

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    Fremont Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale. Can't wait.
     
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    I'm not sure why this is still happening with the Port Brewing High Tide, considering all the great brews they come out with, but I grabbed 4 bottles, all bottled 10/11/13, and three were amazing, and one was bitter, sour liquid metal. I wonder why they're still having issues with this...
     
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    Founders Harvest Ale. Just delectable.
     
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