Holy Mountain Brewing Takes Top Spot at 5th Annual Fresh Hop Throwdown

September 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Events, Oregon Breweries, Washington Breweries

FH15The 2015 Fresh Hop Throwdown at The Noble Fir is in the books, and the Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale from Holy Mountain Brewing took top honors from the judges. 18 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 with the top four scores were:

1) Holy Mountain Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale (Amarillo)
2) Heathen Brewing Sultry Wet Hop IPA (Centennial)
3) Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA (Amarillo)
4) Breakside Fresh Hop IPA (Simcoe)

There were a lot of great beers pouring (full list included below) and there was stiff competition across the board. There were a few beers with 1st round scores just a couple points outside the top 4 that moved on to the Best of Show round. 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.

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. You should also check out some of the other fresh hop beer events coming up around town.

The full beer list:
Crux Brewing Cruxtennial (Centennial)
Georgetown Fresh Hop Manny’s Pale Ale (Cascade)
Breakside Fresh Hop IPA (Simcoe)
Ecliptic Altair Fresh Hop Ale (Amarillo)
Double Mountain Killer Red (Perle)
North Sound Wet Hopsolute IPA (Amarillo/Citra)
Stoup Over the Top Fresh Hop IPA (Simcoe)
Hellbent Fresh Hop Pale (Amarillo)
Two Beers Fresh Hop IPA (Amarillo)
Heathen Brewing Sultry Wet Hop IPA (Centennial)
Anacortes Fresh Hop Simcoe Pale (Simcoe)
Bainbridge SMaSH Amarillo Fresh Hop (Amarillo)
Everybody’s Head Stash ISA (Cascade)
Holy Mountain Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale (Amarillo)
Laurelwood Fresh Hop Free Range Red (Amarillo)
Laurelwood Fresh Hop Workhorse IPA (Nugget)
Fremont Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale (Citra/Simcoe)
Beer Valley Tri State Pale Ale (Centennial/Simcoe/Cascade)


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