Seattle, Washington’s Two Beers Brewing has released their first of the season Fresh Hop IPA on draft and in package. TwoBeers first introduced their Fresh Hop IPA (brewed with Centennial hops) in 2009 and has been an annual fall release each year since that somehow hits the market weeks ahead of most fresh hop releases.
More from a press release:
A beautifully balanced and hoppy labor of love, Fresh Hop IPA is made with Centennial hops harvested from Yakima Valley’s Puterbaugh Farms. The hops are handpicked by dozens of staff and volunteers at The Woods Tasting Room, and Fresh Hop IPA is brewed within 24 hours of harvest.
Head Brewer, Jesse Ransavage and Production Manager, Ben Antonius continued the annual Two Beers tradition of travelling to Yakima to harvest hop bines by hand. This year’s Fresh Hop IPA (6.2% ABV/70 IBUs) will feature Centennial Hops from Puterbaugh Farms, giving the brew a juicy citrus aroma balanced with a delightfully bitter finish.
“Two Beers’ Fresh Hop IPA is a celebration of Pacific Northwest ingredients” said Joel VandenBrink, Founder & CEO of Two Beers Brewing Co. “Our Fresh Hop has long been one of my favorite beers and I look forward to the harvest every year.”
Fresh Hop IPA will be available in 12-ounce cans and on draft throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho, for a limited time starting August 9.
Puterbaugh Farms is a 5th generation hop farming family, growing hops in the Yakima Valley of Washington State since the early 1930’s. After hearing of the fertility of Washington State’s Yakima Valley, Noel Charvet – a French immigrant – moved his family from Canada in 1932 and planted his roots for a hop farm. Today, Stacy, his brother, sisters, and two sons now work the 1,200+ acre hop farm. They take pride in knowing that four generations have worked to grow and harvest only the highest quality crops, paving a path for their growing 5th generation to carry on the legacy.
About Two Beers Brewing Co.
Founded in 2007 by Joel Vandenbrink in a 140 square foot storage unit, Two Beers Brewing Co. has been brewing and distributing craft beer to the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. Dedicated to crafting delicious, creative beers with quality Northwest ingredients, Two Beers Brewing is distributed throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho. Visit The Woods tasting room in SoDO (4660 Ohio Ave S. 98134) for a full line up of draft and package product from Two Beers Brewing, Seattle Cider Company, and Sound Craft Seltzer Co. For more information, visit twobeersbrewing.com and connect on facebook, instagram, and twitter @twobeersbrewing
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