2nd annual

Amnesia’s 2nd Annual Single Hop Fest

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One of last year’s surprise hits was Amnesia Brewing‘s first-time Single Hop Fest. The small fest held at the N Mississippi Avenue brewery features all locally-made beers that use only one variety of hop. This year the fest returns to Amnesia on June 2nd with some new and returning beers.

Festival mainstay Charles Culp at last years Single Hop Fest

Why a single hop fest, you ask? Amnesia has answers:

“A large percentage of the public, outside of brewers and beer nerds, don’t fully realize the impact different varieties of hops have on the characteristics of beer. Sure, most people get that an IPA is dramatically influenced by the amount and variety of hop used, however, hops have an incredible range of flavor, aroma, and bittering properties that are imparted in a huge range of styles and each variety can give its own spin on a given style.
Most beers use a little of this and a little of that to take the properties of several varieties to achieve depth and a signature profile but a beer made with just one type of hop can showcase, subtly or not so subtly, the attributes of that varietal and its relationship to the style represented. Also, each beer will have a jar of whole leaf hops, of its particular variety, next to the tap along with a description of the varietal (crossbreeds, where its grown, specs, ect.). Think of it as hops 101!”

New this year is the addition of Olympic Provisions, which will be grilling up its own franks right next to Amnesia’s BBQ station

last years fest was on one of the nicest days of the year

The taplist info is pretty sparse so far, but I am sure we can expect more details as it fills up.


Amnesia / Mt. Hood
Amnesia / Golding
Breakside / Opal
Burnside / Meridian
Double Mt / Cluster
Lucky Lab / Summit

Migration / Sorachi Ace

Occidental / Perle

Upright / Tettnanger
Terminal Gravity /

Amnesia Brewing
832 North Beech Street  Portland, OR 97227

(503) 281-7708

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 Comment

  1. Doug S.

    May 17, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Looks like Double Mountain Cluster Fuck may be returning! Loved that beer.

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