Updated Sep 9, 2012 - 5:46 pm
The Sunday Fill: Two Beers Wet Hop Ale
The Sunday Fill is back! After a month plus of no rain, the wind is blowing, the grass is wet, the Hawks are playing the Cardinals and the Sunday Fill is of Wet Hop Ale from Two Beers Brewing. It feels like a full on, fall day. Wet hop, or fresh hop ales are made with hops harvested within 24 hours of being plucked from the vine. Wet hop ales have an floral, grassy flavor and aroma and tend to be less hoppy that your typical West Coast pale or IPA. Two Beers Brewing gets a nice jump on the wet hop market as Tyler Pickel, a brewer at Two Beers comes from a line (or vine?) of hop growers east of the Cascades.
If you are interested in fresh hop, or wet hop ales head out to your local brewery or pub and check if they have one on tap. Fremont Brewing, NW Peaks and Big Al are all brewing up fresh hop ales this fall, and Ballard's Noble Fir is hosting a fresh hop throwdown on Saturday September 29th. This is a once-a-year sort of beer, so make sure you get in on the action and try a pint (or a nice Sunday Fill) of this unique style ASAP.
(Post and photos by Dean Westling)
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