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The Oregon Brewers Guild’s Portland Fresh Hops Festival will celebrate its 18th anniversary by returning to the Oaks Amusement Park.
“We just love fresh hop season and are very excited to be bringing our annual event back to Oaks Amusement Park this year,” stated Christina LaRue, Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild.
Fresh hop beers are only available for a short window during hop harvest and are brewed with hops picked from the vine, usually within 24 hours. There are unique flavor and aroma attributes that only fresh hops can bring to a beer.
The Guild will also release the next fresh hop iteration of their State of Excitement Collaboration Series at the festival. It will be on tap and available in a package for purchase. Proceeds from the beer will be used to support their Mashing Barriers internship program.
An “Early Bird” ticket special will run online from August 29th through September 3rd. You can find additional information, pricing and the list of participating breweries via the Oregon Brewers Guild website https://www.oregoncraftbeer.org/pdx-fresh-hops-festival.