Way back in August, when the weather was still warm and the leaves still on the trees, the kind folks over at Full Sail put together an all-day excursion to a couple of the local hop farms in Oregon during harvest time. I was fortunate enough to receive an invite to tag along and witness the process by which everyone’s favorite beer ingredient goes from vine to pint. With the fresh hop season upon us, I decided it was the perfect time to post my experience up here on the blog.
But since there are too many photos for our blog space to handle, I’m linking to an outside website called Picasa. You can check out a slideshow of the photos with an explanation of the hop harvesting process HERE.
And after you’ve finished drooling over all those photos of fresh hops, why not drop by Bailey’s for a pint of fresh hopped beer? Currently, we’re tapping Deschutes Hop Trip, Rogue Chatoe, and Hopworks Sodbuster. And today only (Monday the 12th), we’re offering discounted pints of Upright’s Fresh Hop of Bel-Air from the Firkin, a fresh hopped Saison!
As if that weren’t already enough, more fresh hop beers are on the way! In the coming weeks, here are some of the tasty brews you can expect to find at Bailey’s:
- Fort George CoHOPerative
- Vertigo Hop Harvest
- Standing Stone Wet Hop Amber
- Barley Brown’s Baker City Wild Wet-Hopped American Strong Pale Ale
- Silver Moon Hoptoberfresh
- Double Mountain Killer Green
- Beer Valley Fresh-Hopped Black Flag
- Oakshire Red Nugget