Beer List for Hopworks Salmon-Safe IPA Fest Announced

Hopworks Urban Brewery will host the world’s first Salmon-Safe IPA Festival on Saturday, August 25th and has just revealed the beer list. Each of 22 participating breweries have committed to making hop-forward beers with ingredients that are certified as Salmon-Safe and help protect our planet.

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Salmon-Safe is an ecolabel certification that works with farmers and developers to reduce watershed impacts through third-party accountability. Beers in the Salmon-Safe IPA Festival are brewed with ingredients sourced from farms committed to protecting clean water and biodiversity in Northwest agricultural watersheds, which are essential for native fish populations.


The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival will be divided into two sessions. Session #1 is an all-ages session that runs from 12-4 pm, and Session #2 is 21+ and runs from 5-9 pm. Each ticket package costs $25 and comes with 10 drink tickets, an order of HUB’s world-famous pretzels, a HUB 10th anniversary chalice, and a raffle ticket for prizes from various Salmon-Safe certified businesses. Each session has only 400 tickets available and the event is expected to sell out. All proceeds from this event benefit the environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe.

In between sessions, HUB has lined up engaging panel discussions with Salmon-Safe certified partners to discuss why Salmon-Safe certification matters and how breweries and farmers are working together to keep our waterways and our planet healthy. Panelists include Christian Ettinger (Hopworks), Thomas Bleigh (Widmer), John Glick (Worthy), Blake Crosby (Crosby Hop Farm), Gayle Goschie (Goschie Farms), and Phil Neumann (Mainstem Malt).


Salmon-Safe IPA Festival Details

Saturday, August 25, 2018

●      Session 1: 12-4 pm (all ages)

●      Panel talks: 4-5 pm

●      Session 2: 5-9 pm (21+)

Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202.

Tickets: Available now at: | $25 in advance | $30 at the door  | $5 under 21 | $5 for the panel talks.

Parking: Due to the festival location in the brewery parking lot, festival goers will need to park at the Festival Parking in a nearby lot or on the adjacent streets in the surrounding neighborhood . Festival parking is not available in HUB’s parking lot but parking will be available nearby.


The Beer List


Aslan Brewing – Organic Fish Have Feelings IPA

An IPA brewed to help raise awareness for our fish friends facing growing dangers to their natural habitats. The combination of Salmon-Safe Azacca, Citra and Mosaic hops make this beer a pungently dank juice bomb. 7.2%


Baerlic Brewing – Grass is Greener IPA

They say the grass is always greener…and with a big nose of fruit punch & orange peel laid over flavors of dank pine and spring flowers, it’s soo true. Brewed with Centennial, Jarrylo and Meridian hops from our good pals at Crosby Hop Farm. 6.2%


Bale Breaker Brewing – Chumdog Millionaire IPA

Hazy IPA brewed with Simcoe, Amarillo, Azacca, and Chinook hops from Loftus Ranches and malt from Mainstem Malt. 6.5%


Breakside Brewery – Cascade Lox

An English-ish style Session IPA designed and brewed by our QA manager Greg Soto. We love getting all of our staff involved in designing and brewing our beers. Athena English Pale, Pilsner, and Walla Walla Hard Red Light Munich malt from Mainstem Malt. Mt. Hood, Cascade, and Amarillo hops all come from Crosby Hop Farm.


Crux Fermentation Project – Three Streams IPA

We squeezed all the juicy, citrusy goodness out of two classic hops we’ve all come to know and love but kept the bitterness at bay, letting the light shine through its malty bedrock. Brewed with Centennial & Cascade Hops from Goschie Farms and Pilsner Malt from Mainstem Malt. 6%


Culmination Brewing – The Final Cut

Hazy IPA with notes of Citrus, Dank, and Resin. Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade from Crosby Hop Farm. 7.1%


Deschutes Brewery – Moonlight Run IPA

A classic English IPA brewed with a rich, crisp and complex malt profile and a medium body. Nugget, Tettnang and Crystal hops deliver citrus notes with subtle herbal flavors and a delicate floral aroma. Salmon-Safe hops from Crosby and Tettnang from Goschie Farms. 6%


Ex Novo Brewing – Salmon Ella

IPA brewed with Mainstem Malt. Citra, Azacca, and Ella hops from Crosby Hop Farm. 6%


Fort George Brewery – Rite of Passage

West Coast IPA brewed with Mainstem Athena Pilsner and Hard Red Light Munich, Meridian Hops, Strata Hops, and Idaho 7 Hops. 7.5%


Fremont Brewing – Certified

IPA brewed with all organic hops and local malts. All ingredients are Salmon Safe certified, including Athena 2-Row Pilsner & Genie Barley from the Johns Ranch farm in Athena, OR and Walla Walla, Soft White Pale & 102 Wheat from H.T. REA Farming in Walla Walla, WA. Hops are organic Mosaic/Ekuanot blend from Cowiche Valley outside of Yakima, WA. 6.5%


Gigantic Brewing – HopLips

Our HopLips Session IPA is brewed with delicious and juicy Simcoe, Crystal and Brewers Gold hops from Sodbuster Farms and Loftus Ranches. 5.5%


Hopworks Urban Brewery – Fresh Hop Goschie Estate Pilsner

Pilsner brewed with Crystal hops and aged on fresh Hallertauer Abiqua hops. The hops and Lyon 2-Row malt all come from a single estate, Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon.


Hopworks Urban Brewery – Willamette Meridian IPA

The original “Willamette Meridian” was established as a guide for the early Oregon settlers populating this territory. Our version, in beer form, is a guide to using Salmon-Safe ingredients to create the beverage that so many of us enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. We used grain grown in Walla Walla Washington and dosed it with generous amounts of Salmon-Safe Crystal, Azacca, Meridian and Willamette hops. 6.5%


Loowit Brewing – Slammin’ Salmon IPA

Floral and Citrus notes abound in this IPA that is as refreshing as a swim upstream. Chinook, Centennial, Willamette, Columbus and Amarillo hops spawn a unique bouquet. Hops come from Indie Hops and Crosby Hop Farm. 5.7%


Matchless Brewing – Area 13

Salmon Safe DIPA with Crosby hops and Mainstem Malt. 8.5%


New Belgium Brewing – NBB Salmon-Safe IPA

IPA with Mainstem Malt and Nugget, Strata, Columbus, and Azacca hops from Goschie Farms and Roy Farms. 7%


Quirk Brewing – Bigger on the Inside IPA

This IPA incorporates the full, nutty malt flavor of Mainstem Genie Pale malt with a blend of Azacca, Amarillo, Centennial and Crystal hops from Crosby Hop Farm for a delicious aroma of Pineapple and Citrus. 6.5%


Sierra Nevada Brewing – Lemon Drop IPA

Citrus forward IPA brewed with lemon peel and salmon safe ingredients. Brewed with Mainstem Pale Malt grown in Walla Walla and hops from Crosby Hop Farm & Yakima Chief Hops. 6.4%


Stoup Brewing – Nch’i-Wana IPA

This NW style IPA has a light malt base and is bittered with Bravo, whirl-pooled with Mosaic, and dry-hopped with Experimental Hop HBC-692 & Citra for a burst of fruity, tropical, hoppy goodness. Nch’i-Wana is a Native American name for the Columbia River which connects to the various rivers and tributaries that feed the Washington and Oregon farms where all of the ingredients were sourced. Hops sourced from Roy Farms and Perrault Farms. Athena Pilsner malt and hard red light wheat from Mainstem Malt. 7.5%


Trap Door Brewing – Funk The Jewels

Hazy Farmhouse IPA with Amarillo, Azacca and Centennial Hops from Crosby Hop Farm. 6.8%


Widmer Brothers – Hooks and Spillways IPA

The Widmer Brothers Innovation Team brewed up a 10 barrel batch utilizing ingredients from some of our favorite Salmon-Safe partners. 100% Mainstem pilsner malt from Goschie Farms, and three hop varietals (Azacca, Columbus, and Experimental Hop #527) from Roy Farms. 6.2%


Worthy Brewing – Call of the Wild

Lemon & lime citrus hop aromas meet with biscuit and sweet wheat flavors in this highly attenuated brew. The malt all comes from Mainstem and the beer is dry-hopped with Chinook and Cascade hops from Indie Hops and Azacca from Roy Farms. 5.8%


Yachats Brewing – Huntress

Pink Guava IPA with hops from Crosby Hop Farm. 6.2%




About Hopworks Urban Brewery

Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and inspire the community. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic, and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland, and 7-barrel brewery in Vancouver, produce 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and distribution throughout the West. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a member of 1% For The Planet, and a gold-level bike friendly business.

About Salmon-Safe

Salmon-Safe has become one of the nation’s leading ecolabels with more than 95,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia. Through our peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, we are leading a market-based movement to transition to farming and urban development practices that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat. More information at:

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