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Fresh Hop season has begun.

It's definitely a big deal out here in the PNW where the hops are grown. We have had beers go on tap that are dry hopped with hops literally harvested the day before. Fresh hop season back in the Midwest just wasn't as big of deal.
I'm pretty jealous of that. We get some fresh-hop beers here in MN, but I don't feel that anyone is particularly great at producing them. Someone sent me some fresh field to ferment as extras last year around this time and it melted my brain a little bit.
 
But, no really I always enjoy fresh hop season, hoping to try some from Reubans, Ruse, and hoping to see something from Structures. What's in late October?
They just keep coming out until then.

I'm pretty jealous of that. We get some fresh-hop beers here in MN, but I don't feel that anyone is particularly great at producing them. Someone sent me some fresh field to ferment as extras last year around this time and it melted my brain a little bit.
I had a bomber of Castle Danger Mosaic FH a couple years ago and I thought it was fantastic. I also really enjoy Schells' yearly fresh hop pilsners.

My parents brought me back a crowler from Pittsburgh of Cinderlands' Incredible Sky FH kviek DIPA which I'm really excited to drink tomorrow.
 
They just keep coming out until then.



I had a bomber of Castle Danger Mosaic FH a couple years ago and I thought it was fantastic. I also really enjoy Schells' yearly fresh hop pilsners.

My parents brought me back a crowler from Pittsburgh of Cinderlands' Incredible Sky FH kviek DIPA which I'm really excited to drink tomorrow.
Castle Danger does make a bangin FH! We had it on tap for awhile last year at work.
 

Holy Mountain/Single Hill - Cone Temple FH pale (Idaho 7, Mosaic, Experimental Hop 692)


Ruse - Dial M for Mosaic FH DIPA (Mosaic. Duh)


Holy Mountain - Strata FH IPA


Seven Sea - Yakima Valley FH (Amarillo and Centennial). I had this after doing Zwanze Day at E9 so I'm sure my pallet wasn't in the best shape but THIS BEER SUCKED. No flavor, like a bad amber. I left half of it on the bar when I bailed.


Cinderlands - Incredible Sky Wet Hop Kviek DIPA (Cascade). Real good.


Ghostfish - Fresh Hop IPA (Cascade). It's a gluten free beer. Nice use of Cascade on the nose but then you remember you're drinking a gluten free beer.


Fremont - Cowiche Canyon Hazy Fresh Hop Pale (Citra, Mosaic, Ekuanot). Happy 10th Anniversary, dudes.
 
Haven't spread the good word in a couple days. Have you accepted Fresh Hop as your lord and savior?


Silver City - Wet Hop Tropic Haze (Amarillo)


Fresh hop flight!
1. Cloudburst - Chasing Waterfalls (Simcoe and Sabro)
2. Great Notion - Fresh Hop Ripe (Citra)
3. Structures - Fresh Hop Vivid (Simcoe)
4. Best of Hands - Cone Wars Citra

Had some more without pics.
pFriem - FH Centennial IPA
Aslan - Floyd the Barber FH (Brett/Kviek pale with Centennial)


Headless Mumby - Fresh Hop Pilsner (Hallertau)


Breakside - Fresh Hop Thirst Trap (Mosaic)


Georgetown - Fresh Hop Bodhizafa (Citra)


Trap Door - Co-Hop (Centennial and Amarillo). This plus a can of FtF Centennial/Simcoe got me through the Hawks game last night.

That puts me at 35, and I need to hit Holy Mountain this weekend for Wet Wired, Citra FH and the Varietal Hopfen Fresh collab, plus that crazy ass Mirage Mosaic FH with pureed blueberries and some cans of the Bale Breaker/Cloudburst Citra Slicker collab and Fremont's Headful of Fresh Hops. And I've got like four other unique FH cans in my beer fridge right now.

Oh. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
 
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It's been a few days and I know you're just dying to find out what fresh hops I've had...


Culmination - Momentary Lapse of Reason (Citra & El Dorado)


Stoup - Fresh Hop Fiend (Chinook)


Reubens - Fresh Hop Double Crush (Citra)


Rooftop Brewing - El Dorado Fresh Hop


Double Mountain - Killer Juicy (Simcoe)


Fort George - Fields of Green: Crosby Comet


Varietal & Wayfinder - Hop House of Horrors (Comet)


Mirage - That Bentley Truck (Mosaic) - This is a weird fucking beer. Mosaic FH IPA with pureed blueberries. WUT.


Varietal & Whistle Punk - Friendship is Rare (Cascade and El Dorado)


Varietal & Holy Mountain - Hopfen Keller (Mt. Hood)
 

Machine House - Simcoe Fresh Hop Session


Stoup - Mosaic Fresh Hop


Ecliptic - Altair FH Pale (Amarillo and El Dorado)


Mac and Jacks - Cascade FH IPA

That puts me at 49 unique fresh hops so far. Gotta drink 'em all is too lofty, but I'm aiming for at least 60 before the season is over.
 
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