Holy Mountain Brewing Takes Top Spot at 6th Annual Fresh Hop Throwdown

September 26th, 2016 · No Comments · Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

Thanks to +Russ for the image.

Best of Show round judging. Thanks to +Russ for the image.

The 2016 Fresh Hop Throwdown at The Noble Fir is in the books, and Cone & Cone from Holy Mountain Brewing took top honors from the judges. 19 fresh hop beers from WA and OR were featured at the event. There was a blind  judging of all the beers earlier in the day, and the beers that placed in the Best of Show round are (in order):

1) Holy Mountain Brewing Cone & Cone (Citra)
2) Georgetown Brewing Fresh Johnny Utah (Citra)
3) Aslan Brewing Azacca Fresh Hop IPA (Azacca)
4) Stoup Brewing Simcoe Fresh Hop (Simcoe)

There were a lot of great beers pouring (full list included below) and there was stiff competition across the board. Overall, the scores from the judges were higher than in past years. A big thumbs up to the entire staff at The Noble Fir for another great year. Also, a big thanks to the judges that participated and the breweries that were a part of the Throwdown. This event is a always a lot of fun.

The line to get in at opening was not as bad as in past years. Thanks to +Russ for the image.

The line to get in at opening was not as bad as in past years. Thanks to +Russ for the image.

I would imagine that several of these fresh hop beers are still on tap at The Noble Fir, so if you missed the event you can stop by when they open back up Tuesday (4pm) to see what is left.

The full beer list:
Aslan Brewing Azacca Fresh Hop IPA (Azacca)
Bainbridge Brewing WA SMaSH! Fresh Hop Ale (Amarillo)
Breakside Brewery Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA (Simcoe)
Chainline Brewing Company Wet Season (Cascade & Willamette)
Cloudburst Brewing Water Weight (Simcoe)
Double Mountain Brewery Killer Red (Perle & Centennial)
Fort George Brewery Fresh IPA (Amarillo)
Georgetown Brewing Fresh Johnny Utah (Citra)
Hellbent Brewing Company Amarillo Fresh Hop (Amarillo)
Holy Mountain Brewing Cone & Cone (Citra)
Laurelwood Brewing Fresh Hop Workhorse (Amarillo)
Machine House Brewery Simcoe Session Fresh Hop (Simcoe)
Mazama Brewing Green Magic (Centennial)
pFriem Family Brewers Fresh Hop Mosaic Pale Ale (Mosaic)
Populuxe Brweing Citra Pale Ale (Citra)
Salish Sea Brewing CompanyFresh Hop Blonde (Cascade)
Schooner Exact Brewing Company Amarillo Fresh Hop IPA (Amarillo)
Stoup Brewing Simcoe Fresh Hop (Simcoe)
Triplehorn Brewing Fresh Hop Enabler ISA (Citra)

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