Portland, OR — Today Hopworks Urban Brewery announces the release and distribution of two beers – Rise Up Red India Red Ale and Nonstop Hef Hop. Rise Up Red IRA is available in 22 oz bottles, 16 oz cans and on draft throughout the Pacific Northwest. Nonstop Hef Hop, a session wheat beer, is a new beer, packaged in an innovative series of 16 oz cans.
Rise Up Red IRA
Rise Up Red IRA is one of the first beers brewed at Hopworks, it won a gold medal at the 2009 Great American Beer Festival and has remained a cult classic for years in the Pacific Northwest. The seasonal offering is an India Red Ale mahogany in color, smooth, made with certified organic barley and packed to the rafters with organic kettle hops. The beer is then dry-hopped with Salmon-Safe Certified hops at to punch up the aroma. 6.1% ABV, 65 IBU.
Rise Up Red is part of the Hopworks NW Legends Series, which highlights histories and stories from the Pacific Northwest. The beer’s artwork prominently features Mt. Hood, Portland’s neighboring mountain, along with the hidden image of another NW legend. Following Organic Rise Up Red in Hopworks’ seasonal offerings is Pig War White IPA.
Nonstop Hef Hop
Nonstop Hef Hop is the newest year-round beer in Hopworks portfolio. This low-alcohol, dry-hopped American-Style Wheat beer was created for drinkers who maintain active lifestyles. The beer clocks in at just 3.9% ABV and has the feel of a NW Pale Ale in body and flavor, but without the extra weight and alcohol. Nonstop Hef Hop is brewed with a variety of organic NW hops, organic malted barley, and red spring wheat grown on the Hopworks estate farm on San Juan Island.
Hopworks adopted a playful and innovative approach to the artwork of Nonstop Hef Hop by packaging it in twelve different 16 oz cans, each showcasing different NW Activities. Each 4-pack will feature a random assortment of designs including: bicycling, camping, running, kayaking, soccer, basketball, darts, corn hole, skateboarding, disc golf, skiing, and fishing.
About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Founded in 2007, Hopworks Urban Brewery is committed to brewing world-class beer as sustainably as possible using organic malts and hops sourced primarily from the Northwest. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 12,500 barrels of beer a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia. Hopworks incorporates a range of sustainable practices in its operation and makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative. HUB is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon neutral. Visit Hopworks online at www.HopworksBeer.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.