DENVER, CO — The 5th annual Fresh Hop Celebration returns to exult in the harvest of the hop fields with wet and fresh hopped brews from some of your favorite breweries. The celebration will take place on the patio and in the parking lot of Falling Rock Tap House and will include live music, tastings, information on home brewing, people’s choice awards, activities and more.
Saturday, October 15th, 2011 (Noon — 5:00pm)
Fresh Hop Celebration
All Ages Welcome, Must be 21 to Drink
Location: Falling Rock Tap House
1800 Blake Street, Denver, CO
Admission: $20, includes commemorative glass and 4 tokens (each token is good for 1 beer)
Fresh Hop beers are brewed the same day the hop is picked from the vine. Hops are the small green flower cones from the hop plant that give beer its flavor, bitterness and aroma. Fresh hop ales typically have a distinctive citrus or geranial-like aroma and juicy mouthfeel. Beer connoisseurs and weekend warriors alike will love these unique, once-a-year brews!
The Fresh Hop Celebration was founded five years ago by Deschutes Brewery, which has long been creating fresh hop ales in the fertile Pacific Northwest – one of the largest hop producing areas in the world. Two Deschutes beers will be featured this year, poured from the brewery’s giant traveling beer barrel, Woody: Hop Trip and the new Fresh Hop Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The celebration will also feature a variety of other regional breweries including Oskar Blues, Full Sail, Ska Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Great Divide and more. Proceeds will benefit Colorado State University’s Agricultural Program.