One week from today, the Portland Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest returns for it’s 4th year at Prost! Marketplace and Bloodbuzz. Formerly held in front of Burnside Brewing Co., this fresh hop beer garden will pop-up at a new location on N. Mississippi with ten rotating taps running for two whole weeks for more than 12 hours a day September 16-29th, 2019.
This year Prost! Marketplace hosts the 2-week-long tap takeover at what has been called Portland’s “top food cart pod” by The Oregonian. If you have not been recently, the area has been built out onto a nice semi-covered and elevated deck with 10 local food carts including the drool worthy Matt’s BBQ. Flagship beer cart Bloodbuzz will be pouring beers for the event starting at 8am and running to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm on Friday and Saturday. Most beers will be $6 pints and $4 for 10oz pours of fresh hop beers. No tickets, cover charge or special glassware required and this event is all-ages.
Mon. 9/16 – Level Beer Fresh Hop Night
Fresh Hop versions of Stable Genius (FH Strata), Lets Play (FH Strata), Ready Player One (FH Willamette), Pixelated Pale (FH Simcoe), and Button Smasher (FH Citra) in addition to four other fresh hop beers and one cider.
Tues. 9/17 – Great Notion Fresh Hop Night
Fresh Hop Juice Box Double IPA and Fresh Hop Ripe in addition to eight other fresh hop drafts.
Wed. 9/18 – Ruse Brewing Fresh Hop Night
Portland’s Ruse Brewing will tap all three of their 2019 fresh hop beers. More info TBA.
Thurs. 9/19 – Breakside Brewery Fresh Hop Night
Breakside Brewery will tap SEVEN fresh hop beers today! Fresh Gold, Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA, Fresh Hop Sterling Pils, Fresh Hop Cascade Wanderlust, Fresh Trap, What Fresh Beast, and Fresh Double-Dry Hopped Stay West IPA.
Fri. 9/20 – High Road Distribution Fresh Hop Night
Portland’s new High Road Distribution will showcase fresh hop releases from some of their brands including Ross Island Brewing, Leikam Brewing, Brewery 26 and Flyboy Brewing.
Sat. 9/21 – Oregon Beer Awards 2018 Fresh Hop Gold Medal Winners
We tap new and fresh versions of last years 2018 Gold Medal winners in the two fresh hop categories from the Oregon Beer Awards: Sasquatch Brewing Hey, I Just Met You and This is Hazy and West Coast Grocery Fresh Hop Saison. Eight other fresh hop drafts will also be flowing.
Sun. 9/22 – Growler Fill Specials
All ten rotating taps of fresh hop beers will be flowing but for Sunday only we will be offering growler fills to take home some of the freshness. Bring your own growler.
Mon. 9/23 – Coastal Fresh Hop Night
Featuring fresh hop beers from Pelican Brewing, Buoy Beer and Public Coast Brewing. More info tbd at fresh-hops.com
Tues. 9/24 – Gorge Fresh Hop Night
Featuring new fresh hop beers from pFriem Family Brewers, Double Mountain Brewery and Everybody’s Brewing.
Wed. 9/25 – Eugene Fresh Hop Night
Fresh hop beers from Coldfire Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing and more TBD.
Thurs. 9/26 – Washington Fresh Hop Night
Rare fresh hop beers from Cloudburst Brewing, Bale Breaker, Fremont Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Urban Family Brewing.
Fri. 9/27 – Bend Fresh Hop Night
New fresh hop releases from Crux Fermentation Project, Sunriver Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Goodlife Brewing and Worthy Brewing.
Sat. 9/28 – German/Oktoberfest Fresh Hops
Coinciding with the Prost! Oktoberfest celebration we will be tapping nine German-styles of fresh hop beers including lagers and fest biers. Expect offerings from Zoiglhaus Brewery, Level Beer, Breakside Brewery and more.
Sun. 9/29 – Growler Fill Specials
Last day of the fresh hop pop-up so help us kill the kegs with all ten drafts of fresh hop beers pouring and growler fill specials for those wanting to take home some freshies! Bring your own growler.
The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest is all-ages and opens at 8am, 7-days a week and closes at 9pm on weekdays, 10pm on Saturday and Sunday. No cover charge or tickets, beers individually priced. Food available from the local vendors. Beer lists subject to change, follow us on facebook or twitter or instagram at freshhopfest for updates. The Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest is presented by Portland Beer Week, Prost and Bloodbuzz.
WHAT: Fresh Hop Pop-Up Beer Fest
WHEN: September 16-29th, 2019
WHERE: Prost! Marketplace and Bloodbuzz, 4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
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.