2014 Fresh Hop Beers in Central Oregon

Smith Rock Hop Farm Fresh HopsThirsty for some Fresh Hops? This is the time and here’s a quick list of what our awesome Central Oregon Breweries have put together! Copy, paste, share, print – do whatever you need to make sure you check off every one of these this season. You’re best chance to taste most of these is going to be at The Sisters Fresh Hop Fest. I’ve listed the Brewmaster where appropriate, but it takes the whole team to make it happen. Just how intense is the process?:

Cone Lick’r and Hop Wrangler are the most labor intensive beers we make.  For the Cone Lick’r this year I left the brewery at 4 am to drive to BC Farms in Woodburn to pick up the fresh Centennial.  I loaded up 300 lbs and turned back for Sisters.  Chris mashed in the first batch while I drove back and started boiling just as I returned.  We use our mash tun as a hopback and run the wort through the fresh hops on the way to the fermenter.  The recipe is a pretty simple pale ale with pale malt, Vienna and some crystal malt, the fresh hops truly make the beer magic.

– Zach Beckwith, Head Brewer for Three Creeks Brewing

That much can be said only for a fresh hop endevour – it truly is a labor of sticky hop love! Three Creeks’ Cone Lick’r bottles will be out next week but on tap now at their pub; Hop Wrangler – a beefy red ale with 200 lbs of fresh Chinook hops – will be out the end of next week. 10 Barrel’s “Boss” will be available at the 10 Barrel pub this weekend. Deschutes’ Horse Ridge is on tap now at the Bond Street Pub, Worthy & Wild Ride collab., is now tapped at both Worthy Brewing & Wild Ride, and the Cruxtennial is available over at crux fermentation. These are seasonal beers, and really special, so get them while you can.

2014 Fresh Hop Beers Made by Central Oregon Breweries

Listed by Brewery › Name of Beer › Type of Beer › Fresh Hops used › Brewer (if applicable)

  • 10 Barrel Brewing › The Boss › Centennial Fresh Hops › Jimmy
  • 10 Barrel Brewing › The Protogé › Crystal Fresh Hops › Benny
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing › Farmer’s Choice › Centennial Fresh Hops › John
  • Crux Fermentation › Crystal Zwickle › Belgian style Pale › Crystal Fresh Hops › Larry
  • Crux Fermentation › Cruxtennial › Belgian style Pale › Centennial Fresh Hops › Larry
  • Crux Fermentation › Off The Fence › Belgian style Pale › Cascades Fresh Hops › Larry
  • Deschutes Brewery › Oktoberfest › Marzen Lager › Willamette Fresh Hops
  • Deschutes Brewery › Horse Ridge › IPA › 75% Centennial Fresh Hops › Veronica
  • Deschutes Brewery › Hop Trip › Pale › Crystal Fresh Hops
  • Deschutes Brewery › Chasin’ Freshies › IPA › Mosaic Fresh Hops
  • GoodLife Brewing › 150 Hippies › Pale › An assortment of Fresh Hops
  • McMenamin’s OSF › Thundercone › Brewer’s Gold Fresh Hops › Curly
  • McMenamin’s OSF › Mr. Peacock’s Special › Bitter › Fuggles & Mt. Hood Fresh Hops › Curly
  • Rat Hole Brewing › Blood Orange › Pale › An assortment of Fresh Hops › Al
  • Rat Hole Brewing › Fresh Hop Rye › Rye IPA › An assortment of Fresh Hops › Al
  • Silver Moon Brewing › Hoppopatamus › IPA › Cascade Fresh Hops › Jeff
  • Sunriver Brewing › D’Kine › IPA › Mosaic Fresh Hops › Brett
  • Three Creeks Brewing › Cone Lick’r › Pale › Centennial Fresh Hops › Zach
  • Three Creeks Brewing › Hop Wrangler › Red › Chinook Fresh Hops › Zach
  • Wild Ride Brewing › Journey to Planet Fresh Hop › Pale › Citra Fresh Hops › Paul
  • Worthy & Wild Ride Collab. › WorthWild › IPA › Cascade & Centennial Fresh Hops › Paul & Dustin
  • Worthy Brewing › Big Sticky › Pale › Meridian Fresh Hops › Dustin

Big thanks to Sisters Fresh Hop fest for compiling a big chunk of this list, and the breweries for help rounding the list off. Comment if you see something that needs to be updated – this will be a live list. Cheers!

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