On October 6 & 7, The Pine Box will host their 3rd annual Fresh Hop Festival. They’ll be breaking out jockey boxes to bring their total number of taps from 33 up to 45, and they plan to have around 40 of those pouring fresh hop beers starting at 3pm on Monday. On Tuesday starting at 5pm, they will fill their 12 Randalls full of Fremont Brewing Pale Ale and stuff each one full of a different variety of fresh hops. This is a fun opportunity to find out exactly which varieties of hops are your favorites.
Brouwer’s is changing things up a bit for this year’s annual Hopfest celebration. Hopfest is a celebration of “all things hoppy”, but in the past it has taken place too early in the season to pour many fresh hop beers. They pushed the dates back this year in order to get in on the fresh hop fun. Starting on Wednesday, October 8, they will have 20 fresh hop beers on tap, as well as at least 12 other hoppy options. As the week progresses & fresh hop kegs kick, they’ll continue to add different fresh hop beers to the lineup. So, you’ve essentially got a rotating cast of fresh hop beers pouring Wednesday through Sunday. You’ll probably want to stop by multiple times….
In the meantime, fresh hop beers are starting to hit at other spots all over town. Enjoy!