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2016 Ultimate Fresh Hop Beer Guide with 100+ Listings

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Hop Harvest season is well underway now and as more Fresh Hop beers drop over the next few weeks we will be updating our 2016 Ultimate Fresh Hop Beer Guide, an annual compilation list now standing at 124 fresh hop beers (plus a few ciders) from Oregon and a few from Washington. Like Pokemon, you may want to catch them all so you can consult our list as we continuously update it over the next week or two. Also don’t forget the Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest this week, the Hood River Hops Fest on Saturday and the Portland Fresh Hop Fest on October 1st.

 

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10 Barrel Brewing – Portland

Beer Name: Simcoe Smash Bro
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: Now

Beer Name: Saazall Kellerbier
Style of Beer: KellerPils
Fres Hop Variety: Saaz
Releade Date: soon

Alameda Brewing

Beer Name: Simcoe Fresh Hop
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: 10/1

Beer Name: TBD
Style of Beer: Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9/15

Beer Name: TBD
Style of Beer: India Wheat Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date: TBD

Bent Shovel Brewing

Brewery: Bent Shovel Brewing
Beer Name: Fresh Hop Redarillo
Style of Beer: Red, perhaps IRA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/19

Baerlic Brewing

Beer Name: Stay Fresh: English Pale Ale
Style of Beer: English Bitter
Fresh Hop Variety: Mt. Hood
Release Date: Sept 8, 2016

Beer Name: Eastside Oatmeal Pilsner
Style of Beer: Pilsner
Fresh Hop Variety: Sterling
Release Date: Sept 15, 2016

Beer Name: Cavalier Classic Cream Ale
Style of Beer: Pre-Prohibition Cream Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: Sept 15, 2016

Base Camp Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Harvest Saison
Style of Beer: Saison, fermented and conditioned in wine barrels with brettanomyces
Fresh Hop Variety: Tettnang
Released Date: 9/2

Beer Name: Bretta’ Livin’ Fresh Hop
Style of Beer: Kettle Sour with 100% Brett
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/10

Beer Name: Green Menace Fresh Hop
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial and Santiam
Release Date: 9/10

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Gose
Style of Beer: Gose
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/13/16

 

Breakside brewers nitrogen freezing Fresh Hops. Photo copyright Hunter Feiss

Breakside brewers nitrogen freezing Fresh Hops. Photo copyright Hunter Feiss

 

Breakside Brewery

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Cascade Wanderlust
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: Now

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: Now

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Citra Tall Guy IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: 9/22

Bridgeport Brewing

Beer Name: Hop Harvest
Style of Beer: Red IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: Friday, September 16th

Buoy Beer Co.

Beer Name: Hopped N Infused
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Chinook
Release Date: 9/06/2016

Beer Name: Cascade Fresh Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade & Centennial
Release Date: 9/06/2016

Burnside Brewing Co.

Beer Name: Hold the Cones
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/24

Beer Name: Keller Couch
Style of Beer: Keller Lager
Fresh Hop Variety: Sterling
Release Date: 9/24

Coldfire Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Ale
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9/14/16

Culmination Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Phaedrus
Style of Beer: India Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: September 20th

Beer Name: Amarillo Fresh Hop Pale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: September 13th

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Kolsch
Style of Beer: Kolsch
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: October 1st

 

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Deschutes Brewery

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Helles
Style of Beer: Helles lager
Fresh Hop Variety: Tettnang
Release Date: now

Beer Name: Fresh Hop City
Style of Beer: Imperial IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: now

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Down and Dirty
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: week of 9/19

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Mirror Pond
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: Now

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Fresh Squeezed
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: 1st week of October

Double Mountain Brewery

Beer Name: Killer Red
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Perle
Release Date: Now Available

Beer Name: Killer Green
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Brewers Gold
Release Date: 9/24

Beer Name: Killer Randall
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date:

Beer Name: Killer Home
Pumpkin or Fresh Hop Beer?:
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variet: Simcoe
Release Date:

Ecliptic Brewing

Beer Name: Altair Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety : Amarillo and Simcoe
Release Date: 09/21

Everybody’s Brewing

Name: Head Stash
Style: Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Summer and Cascade
Release Date: Sept 14th

Ex Novo Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Eliot
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: Available now cans and draft (sold out at the pub)

Beer Name: Casual Ex
Style of Beer: Session IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: Available Now

Beer Name: All Hail, Mosaic Pale!
Style of Beer: Pale ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: Available Now

Beer Name: Brexit Through the Gift Shop
Style of Beer: English Summer Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Sterling
Release Date: 9/9

Beer Name: I’m Having a Keller Summer
Style of Beer: Kellerbier
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: Available Now

Falling Sky Brewing

Beer Name: Boba Tett Fresh Hop Kolsch
Style of Beer: Kolsch
Fresh Hop Variety: Tettnanger
Release Date: 9/14/16

Beer Name: Fresh Buds Fresh Hop Lager
Style of Beer: American Lager
Fresh Hop Variety: Willamette
Release Date: 10/20/16

Beer Name: TBD- we do a Citragasm IPA so maybe this will be Fresh Hop Citragasm
Style of Beer: Pale Ale/IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: 10/15/16

Fat Head’s Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Built for Speed
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: Now

Brewery: Fat Heads & Pinthouse Pizza collaboration
Beer Name: Kinda Is
Style of Beer: Imperial American Wheat
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: TBA

Beer Name: Hop Stalker
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: TBA

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Call Me Big Hoppa
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date: TBA

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Semper Fi
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: TBA

Feckin Brewery

Beer Name: Feckin Fresh Rye IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: October 1st

Flat Tail Brewing

Beer Name: DAM Wild: Cuvee’ Fresh
Style of Beer: Sour Blonde
Fresh Hop Variety:Cascade and Secret
Release Date:9/16/16

Beer Name: George Cones: Fresh Cascade and Hop Hash
Style of Beer: Fresh Hop/Hop Hash American Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade and Hop Hash Mix
Release Date: sometime in October

Fort George Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: September 15th – limited, single-run release 16oz 4packs and draft – OR, WA, ID

Beer Name: CoHoperative Ale
Style of Beer: Amber Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Various fresh hops from local homeowners.
Release Date: September 21st

Full Sail Brewing

Beer Name: 8lb Pale Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Hops: Magnums
Release Date: 9/15/16

Gigantic Brewing

Beer Name: Sodbusted Simcoe IV: The Goblet of Simcoe
Style of Beer: ISA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: 22 Sept 2016

Gilgamesh Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Prince
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9-13-16

Beer Name: Dark Prince
Style of Beer: CDA
Fresh Hop Variety: CTZ
Release Date: 10-3-16

Golden Valley Brewery

Beer Name: Centennial Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: Sept 8, 2016

GoodLife Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Descender IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Varietie: Centennial, Zeus, fresh Cascade dry-hop
Release Date: 9/19/16

Beer Name: 150 Hippies
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Varieties: Crystal plus locally grown Central Oregon donated hops from hippies consisting of cascade, centennial, and nugget
Release Date: 10/1/16

Grixsen Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Saison
Style of Beer: Saison
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/16/16

Ground Breaker Brewing

Beer Name: Gayle Fresh Hop IPA
Style of Beer: Gluten-Free IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: 9/28

Heathen Brewing

Beer Name: Sultry Simcoe
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: October 1st.

Beer Name: Wet Hop Transcend IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: October 7th

Beer Name: Sultry Mosaic
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date: October 14th

 

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Hopworks Urban Brewery

HUB collabo with Migration Brewing
Beer Name: Best of Intentions
Style of Beer: Saison
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/27

Beer Name: Fest of Fury
Style of Beer: Octoberfest
Fresh Hop Variety: Estate Willamette and Cascade, and some neighborhood hops
Release Date: around 9/27

Laurelwood Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Kolsch: (So Fresh and So Kolsch Kolsch)
Style of Beer: Kolsch
Fresh Hop Variety: Tettnangs
Release Date: 8/22

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Workhorse IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/5

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Free Range Red
Style of Beer: Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/12

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Seizoen
Style of Beer: Saison
Fresh Hop Variety: Golding
Release Date: 9/24/16

Lompoc Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Death Punch
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: September 23

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Harvestman Red
Style of Beer: Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: October 11

Loowit Brewing

Beer Name: Lando Hoprissian
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9/7/16

Beer Name: Dilithium Crystal
Style of Beer: India Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: Shooting for 10/6/15

Lucky Labrador Brew Pub

Beer Name: The Mutt
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Mix of wild hops from the community
Release Date: When it’s ready.

Beer Name: Mutt Saison
Style of Beer: Saison
Fresh Hop Variety: Mix of wild hops from the community
Release Date: When it’s ready

McMenamins Breweries

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Thundercone
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/23

Brewery: McMenamins Concordia (Kennedy School)
Beer Name: Fresh Hopped Double Helix Double IPA
Style of Beer: Imperial IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: Out now!

Brewery: McMenamins West Linn
Beer Name: Amarillo By Mornin’ Fresh Hop IPA
Style of Beer: American IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: Out now!

Brewery: McMenamins Hillsdale
Beer Name: Mt. Hood Fresh Hop Ale
Style of Beer: American Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Mt. Hood
Release Date: Out now!

Brewery: McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse
Beer Name: Fresh A IPA
Style of Beer: American IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: Out now!

Brewery: McMenamins Old St. Francis School
Beer Name: This Town Fresh Hop Wheat
Style of Beer: Wheat Beer
Fresh Hop Variety: Various community picked!
Release Date: Last week of October

Brewery: McMenamins Roseburg
Beer Name: Hubbard Creek Red Ale
Style of Beer: India Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: Out now!

Montavilla Brew Works

Beer Name: Get The Red Out!
Style of Beer: Red Ale
Fresh Hop Varieties: Centennial and Simcoe
Released Date: 9-8-16

Beer Name: In A Citra Way
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Varieties: Citra, Organic Cascade, Simcoe
Release Date: End of September

Migration Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Outta Portland
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: September 23rd

Old Town Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Daze
Style of Beer: English Kolsch (If that is even a style)
Fresh Hop Variety: Goldings
Release Date: Sept ~29th

Ordnance Brewing

Beer Name: FreshMJ
Style of Beer: English IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9/15

Oregon City Brewing

Beer Name: I Did It All For Chinookie
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Chinook
Release Date: October 1st

 

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Pelican Brewing

Beer Name: Elemental Ale – Willamette
Style of Beer: Strong Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Willamette hop, 100% fresh hops.
Release Date: Now, nearly sold out.

Beer Name: Elemental Ale – Sterling
Style of Beer: Strong Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Sterling hops, 100% fresh, wet hops, about 3 hours from harvest to usage in the brewery
Release Date: Week of 9/18

pFriem Family Brewers

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Mosaic Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date: 9/23

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Citra Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: 9/23

Pints Brewing

Beer Name: Citra Cingle Hop
Style of Beer: American Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: September 19

Portland Cider Co.

Cider Name: Fresh Hop
Style of Beer: Cider
Fresh Hop Variety: Willamette
Release Date: 9/5/16

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider

Beer Name Cider: Fresh Hop Hallelujah Hopricot
Style of Beer: cider
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Released last Friday

Royale Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Prints
Style of Beer: Pilsner (Bohemian-style)
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: August 31st

Santiam Brewing

Beer Name: Hoppy Froppy Fresh Hop Pale (3 different batches)
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial edition On tap now!
Amarillo edition: 9/23 release
Cascade edition: 9/29 release

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Solera Brewery

Beer Name: Bunny Lebowski “Um, I’m just gonna find a cash machine”
Style of Beer: Double IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: 100% Fresh Yakima Valley Citra Hops
Release Date: Thurs, Sept. 22nd

Stickmen Brewing

Beer Name: Coco-Ray
Style of Beer: Sour Double IPA
Fresh Hop Varieties: Centennial & Amarillo
Release Date: 9/12/16

Stormbreaker Brewing

Beer Name: Handfuls of Fresh Hops
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: 100lb of Chinook plus homegrown hops from the community.
Release Date: 09/23/16

Beer Name: Fresh Hop Extra Special Bethany
Style of Beer: ESB
Fresh Hop Variety: Sterling
Release Date: 09/23/16

Sunriver Brewing

Beer Name: D’Bomb
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/23

Beer Name: D’Kine
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Mosaic
Release Date: 10/7

Terminal Gravity Brewing

Beer Name: Friggin’ Fresh IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: September 15th 2016

Three Creeks Brewing

Beer Name: Cone Lick’r Fresh Hop Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 9/9/16 draft and 22oz bottles

Beer Name: Hop Wrangler Fresh Hop Red
Style of Beer (ie Porter, Pale Ale etc.): NW RED ALE
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: 9/16/16

Three Mugs Brewing Company

Beer Name: Fresh You! IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: 9/23

Beer Name: Mosquito Harvest
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo & Brewers Gold
Release Date: 9/22

Thunder Island Brewing

Beer Name: Mission Bottom IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Centennial
Release Date: 23 September

Uptown Market Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Outta Uptown
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Amarillo
Release Date: September 16th (ish)

Vanguard Brewing

Beer Name: Fresh Hop
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade
Release Date: Sept 30

Vertigo Brewing

Beer Name: Citra Fresh Hop IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Citra
Release Date: 9/24

Widmer Brothers

Beer Name: Crystal Gayle Goschie
Style of Beer: Hoppy KrystalWeizen 5.1% ABV
Fresh Hop Variety: Crystal
Release Date: Goal of 9/28

Beer Name: Mutations: Belgian Fresh Hop IPA
Style of Beer: Belgian style IPA 8.1% ABV
Fresh Hop Variety: Simcoe
Release Date: Goal of 9/24

 

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Wild Ride Brewing

Beer Name: 3 Sisters Wet Hopped Red Ale
Style of Beer: American Red Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Cascade & Centennial
Release Date: September 19th, 2016

Beer Name: Chinook Line & Sinker Fresh Hop IPA
Style of Beer: IPA
Fresh Hop Variety: Chinook
Release Date: September 23rd, 2016

Beer Name: Journey to Planet Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: Nugget
Release Date: September 29th, 2016

Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery

Beer Name: Postman
Style of Beer: Farmhouse Spelt Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: El Dorado
Release Date: Now

Worthy Brewing

Beer Name: Look Out Fresh Hop Pale
Style of Beer: Pale Ale
Fresh Hop Variety: X-331, a new and exciting experimental hop developed by OSU and Indie Hops and grown by Goschie Farms. First year harvest. Aromas of grapefruit, mango and cannabis.
Release Date: 9/21/16

Zoiglhaus Brewery

Beer Name: OktoberfreshTM
Style of Beer: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Fresh Hop Variety: US Goldings
Release Date: September 19

 

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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

2 Comments

  1. Clint

    September 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Prodigal Son Brewery
    BC Fresh Hop IPA
    Centennial hops
    Available now

  2. Steve

    September 20, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Ex Novo did another fresh hop version of Eliot with Crystal hops.

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