Portland Beer Week Presents Fresh Hops Workshop
Saturday September 22nd at Saraveza's Bad Habit Room
It's Hop Harvest season and time to go back-to-school with Portland Beer Week for the Fresh Hops Workshop on Saturday September 22nd at Saraveza's Bad Habit Room. Everyone loves hoppy beer and the Pacific Northw 2000 est is the central hops growing region in the entire world. But, how much do you really know about hops? September is harvest month for most of the country, the one time in the year when hops are picked and can be used to make unique fresh/wet hopped beer with the undried cones which makes it the perfect time to explore the art and science of hops.
Portland Beer Week, in the spirit of fresh hop harvest season and educating craft beer lovers worldwide has put together a one-of-a-kind Fresh Hop Workshop with the wonderful team at Saraveza. This casual event features 4 of the first fresh hop beers of the season - Total Crystalation from Ninkasi Brewing, Killer Green from Double Mountain Brewing, IPX - The Freshmaker from Hopworks Urban Brewery and Wet Hop Simcoe Pale Ale from Breakside Brewery. Each of the breweries respective owners/brewers will be in attendance to talk about their beer and brewing with fresh hops.
Interactive aspects of the workshop include a Randall stuffed with fresh hops, hop infused olive oils with bread for dipping and tasting each's properties, hop oils that can be used to dose a beer for flavor/aroma as well as a control batch of macro lager dosed and undosed and even the opportunity to hand French Press your beer with fresh hops. Later in the evening organizers will lead a discussion on brewing with fresh hops, growing and packaging hops and new regulations on Organic Hops. To discuss these subjects and more is a lineup of experts on the cutting edge of the industry.
Jamie Floyd, Founder/Brewer at Ninkasi Brewing
Gayle Goschie, hop farmer and owner of Goschie Farms
Charlie Devereux, co-owner at Double Mountain Brewing
Jim Solberg, co-owner at Indie Hops
Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster at Breakside Brewery
Tom Bleigh, Brewmaster at Hopworks Urban Brewery
Only 50 tickets for sale at $10.50, beers individually priced. Purchase your ticket now as they will likely sell out in advance. Tickets at: www.pdxbeerweek.com