Citra Slicker among 10 Best Beers Sampled at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival

Citra Slicker among 10 Best Beers Sampled at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival

[Jason Notte @ The Street] "Fresh-hop beer is a joy for the drinker regardless of the state of the industry. While seasoned brewers in hop-growing states like Washington, Oregon and Idaho have mastered fresh-hop brewing, watching new brewers struggle with the logistics of the process, the inconsistency from year to year and the extremely finite shelf life of each batch is an intriguing and informative part of the process. I attending this year's installment of Yakima's Fresh Hop Ale Festival and found 10 examples of the diverse offerings that regional brewers concoct around this time of year. Considering that Oregon brewers alone brewed more than 150 different varieties of fresh-hop beer this year alone, this list is by no means comprehensive..."[Read More]

Posted October 13, 2017

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