Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest Expands to Two Weeks

One of the first fresh hop celebrations of the year is expanding to two weeks. Portland’s Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest will now last ten days, Wednesday – Sunday the weeks of September 12-16th and 19-23rd, 2018. This event is an outdoor, tented beer garden with ten rotating taps of the freshest freshies of the season with no cover charge or admission. The taps change pretty much daily, with special themed days and featured brewery tappings like and pFriem Nights, Bend Beer Night, Gorge Night, Washington Night, and much more.

The partially-covered fresh hop pop-up beer garden has an outdoor fire pit, music, tent, and Oktoberfest-style food specials like brats, pretzels, potato salad, and a smoked pork sandwich.

In order to best showcase the green, oily, lupulin-filled fresh hop beers that are only made once a season and unique to the Pacific Northwest, the Fresh Hop Pop-Up takes place early as the beers are first being released. Fresh hop beers are best served fresh like their namesake and that makes the Fresh Hop Pop-Up the best place to try them.

The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest Schedule is below, beers/breweries are subject to change with the temperament of the hops and season.”

Wed. Sep 12th PDX Kickoff Night

11:30am – 9pm


  1. Little Beast: Fresh Hop Fera
  2. Hopworks: Fresh Hop Totally Chill IPA
  3. Ex Novo: FH Eliot with Amarillos
  4. Deschutes: FH Mirror Pond
  5. Stormbreaker: Handfuls of Fresh Hops
  6. Level Beer: FH Oktöberfest
  7. Culmination: FH Phaedrus IPA
  8. Baerlic Brewing: Milo (FH barrel fermented Saison)
  9. Ancestry: Amarillo Fresh Hop
  10. Burnside Brewing: Fresh Hop

Thurs. Sept 13th

11:30am – 9pm

On Deck:

Pelican Brewing: Fresh Hop Centennial

Level Beer: FH Let’s Play Pilsner (Strata)

Baerlic Brewing: Hellsner (fresh hop Pilsner)

& more TBA

Fri. Sept 14th Gorge Beer Night

11:30am – 9pm

Double Mountain, Everybody’s Brewing and Thunder Island!

Sat. Sept 15th Bend Beer Night

11:30am – 9pm

Crux Fermentation Project, Deschutes, Riverbend Brewing

Sun. Sept. 16th Kill the Keg $13 Growler Fills!

11:30am – 6pm

Help us kill the leftover partial freshy kegs, bring your growlers to fill for only $13 1130am-6pm

Wed. Sept. 19th pFriem Night

11:30am – 9pm

Matt K. from pFriem will be here with two fresh hop beers on tap

Thurs. Sept. 20th Breakside Brewery Night

11:30am – 9pm

Award-winning Breakside Brewery takes over with 8 fresh hop beers on tap!

Fri. Sept. 21st  Washington Beer Night

11:30am – 9pm

Cloudburst Brewing, Reubens Brews, Matchless and Three Magnets!

Sat. Sept 22nd North Bank Brewers Night

11:30am – 9pm

Grains of Wrath, Trap Door Brewing and Loowit Brewing

Sun. Sept. 23rd Kill the Keg $13 Growler Fills!

11:30am – 6pm

Help us kill the leftover partial freshy kegs, bring your growlers to fill for only $13 1130am-6pm

WHAT: Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest

WHERE: 7th and NE Burnside (parking lot of Burnside Brewing Co.)

WHEN: Wed.-Sun. September 12-16 and 19-23rd, 2018

COST: FREE, $3-$5 a beer

ABOUT: The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest will pop-up in the parking lot of Burnside Brewing Co. at 7th and E. Burnside near Doug Fir Lounge. Follow the FreshHopFest on instagram, twitter, and facebook for daily updates on whats on tap or check out the website for a schedule, food menu and more at

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