Fresh hop beer season begins

Fresh hop beer season begins

The few short weeks of fresh hop beer season is here in the Pacific Northwest.

Full Sail brewery in Hood River has been making fresh hop beers every year since the popular trend started in the Northwest more than 10 years ago.

“The closer you are to the hops, the faster you can get them into the beer, and fresh hops have a more aromatic flavor that you can’t get with dried hops,” said Full Sail’s executive brew master Jamie Emmerson. “A typical IPA has 2-3 pounds of dried hops, but a fresh hop beer can have ten pounds of hops.”

Read more at KGW.