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Amnesia Single Hop Fest

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Updated 6/3/2011: More info on the individual beers here.

Here is an interesting new event. Brewers have been playing with single isolated hop beers for quite awhile now and I remember my first experience being with Bison’s line of Single Hopped Pale Ales was pretty eye opening. I believe that was the first time I had Simcoe and Summit hops isolated and it really helped educate your palate on what to expect from different varietals. More recently one of my favorite brewers Mikkeller started releasing single hop IPA’s that were fantastic, the Nelson Sauvin varietal was especially revelatory and received a lot of love it or hate it reaction.

On Saturday June 4th Amnesia Brewing will host a mini beer fest dedicated to one hop beers. These are beers made with just one variety of hop throughout the brewing process from
bittering to finishing. There will be eight guest breweries each with a unique style of beer and
each beer made with a unique hop variety. Amnesia will also be featuring two single hop
seasonals of their own. Also, Along with each beer poured will be a whole cone sample of the
hop varietal used and a description detailing the particular hop, such as their crossbreeds and
flavor profiles.
We live in the second largest hop growing region in the world and hops are one reason our
region produces some of the best beers in the world. Come help us celebrate the wonders of
this herbaceous vine!
Amnesia Brewing- Saphir, Crystal
Burnside Brewing- Amarillo
Caldera Brewing- Willamette
Cascade Brewing- Cascade
Coalition Brewing- Northern Brewer
Double Mountain Brewing- Cluster
Migration Brewing- Centennial
Rogue Brewing- Sterling
Upright Brewing- Tettnanger
Amnesia Brewing 832 N. Mississippi
Saturday June 4th
$2/ticket, 2 tickets=Full glass

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]


  1. Nopo

    May 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Awesome idea for a fest and I love the interesting varietals that were chosen.!

  2. Brady Walen

    May 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Damn, I’ll be out of town…sounds like a pretty awesome fest.

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