Oregon City Fresh Hop Showcase

Coin Toss Brewing Brewer Chip Conlon (left) and owner/brewer Tim Hohl (right)

Fresh hop season is coming to the OC, and by the OC we mean Oregon City’s Coin Toss Brewing. From October 1-6th Coin Toss will host the ​“OC Fresh Hop Showcase”​ ​with six different beers by Oregon City’s five breweries. Flights, pints and some 32oz crowlers will be available.

“As brewers, this is absolutely our favorite time of the beer year,” said Tim Hohl, Founder of Coin Toss Brewing. “There is so much delicious local beer happening in Oregon City, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to show off what our hometown breweries can create with this once-a-year style.”

Oregon City Breweries and Featured Beers:

Bent Shovel Brewing: Fresh Cent IPA
100% Pilner base lets the lemony citrus fresh Centennial hops shine. 7% ABV | 60ish IBU

Coin Toss Brewing​: Fresh Hop Mosaic Pale
Loaded with 100 lbs. of Mosaic hops from B&D Farms in St. Paul, Oregon. Harvested just hours before ending up in the brew kettle. Floral, fruity & sessionable. 5.5% ABV | 66ish IBU

Feckin Irish Brewing: For Fresh Sake
Copious amounts of fresh Citra from Silverton were used in this brew which steeped for hours in the mash tun to pull out as much flavor before fermentation. 6.2% ABV | 70ish IBU

Oregon City Brewing: Mello Amarillo
OCB’s first fresh hop beer of 2019 is this eminently crushable, super citrusy session IPA. Filled to the brim with Amarillo hops from Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Ore. 4.8% ABV | 40 IBU

Shattered Oak Brewing: Crystal Freshie
Mellow spicy notes from the Crystal hops provide a delicious yet subtle hop bite. 5.4% ABV | 50ish IBU

Shattered Oak Brewing: Oral Fixation
Nothing but 80 lbs. of Citras in this beast. Crisp and easy to drink. You’ll want this in your mouth! 6.0% ABV | 60ish IBU

Coin Toss taproom hours are Tuesday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

About Coin Toss Brewing ​Coin Toss Brewing offers a variety of signature brews available by the pint, crowler, growler, or keg. The company is committed to crafting the finest beers in honor of Beervana’s illustrious history. The Coin Toss moniker is a nod to the fateful event that determined the city of Portland’s name. Although pioneer Asa Lovejoy (from Boston, Mass.) may have lost the historic coin toss to Francis Pettygrove (of Portland, Maine), the brewery would like to reach back through the years and tell him: Heads or Tails? It’s Beer, YOU win! For more information, visit CoinTossBrewing.com​ 14214 Fir St, Oregon City, OR 97045.

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