full sail fresh hop 2013

Located in the heartland of hops, every year the Full Sail brewers wait with thirsty anticipation for hops harvest and the chance to celebrate by brewing fresh hop beers. When the hops are at their peak, the Full Sail brewers truck out to the hop fields to collect the aromatic bounty. These seasonal wonders will go from field to brew kettle within a matter of hours and the magic begins.

This year, Full Sail celebrates the season’s first hops with Fresh Hop Pilsner Lager, showcasing the Cascade hop variety. “This beer highlights the brewer’s art as well as nature’s gift,” said Full Sail’s Executive Brewmaster Jamie Emmerson. The hops were locally grown at Sodbuster Farms, which is a Salmon Safe certified hop grower.

This draft-only brew has a fresh herbal character and classic pils hop aroma, making a refreshing pilsner-style beer with a smooth body and crisp, clean finish. (ABV 6.0% IBU 60) Available late September to November throughout the Pacific Northwest at several Fresh Hop Festivals, and at the Hood River Harvest Festival.