Pacific Northwest - Just a friendly head's up to you guys that this year's Hop Harvest is coming back for it's annual release.

BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery releases its 2010 Hop Harvest beer September 16th at the Pearl district brewpub. This year’s Hop Harvest features fresh Centennial hops from third-generation, family-owned Goschie Farms in Silverton, Ore. When announced by Gayle Goschie, farm head of Goschie Farms, the crop was ripe for harvest, BridgePort’s Brewmaster, Jeff Edgerton, and family, drove to the farm with utility trailer in tow.  Armed with burlap bags, the group took to retrieving 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops that were quickly sealed and loaded into the trailer for the drive back to the brewery. Within an hour, crews cut open the sacks and hops were blended with the base beer that had been prepared in advance and cooled to prevent cooking off the natural citrus and floral notes of the hops. Almost two weeks later, brewers lightly filtered the beer and filled kegs and 22-oz bottles with this farm-fresh brew.

If you happen to find yourselves in the Portland area on the 16th (of September) around 5:30 you might enjoy a fresh pint of this appreciated ale.

Free and open to the public, attendees can be among the first to sample the new brew while supplies last and purchase a limited-edition 22-ounce bottle of Hop Harvest. Guests will also be given the opportunity to meet Gayle Goschie who, along with her brother, runs the certified sustainable and salmon safe Goschie Farms.

Beer Geek Stats

IBU’s:    65
ABV:      6.56%
Color:    Deep Amber
OG: 16.0

September 16th, 2010 5:30 PM
Bridgeport's Hop Harvest 2010 Release, Bridgeport Brewpub & Bakery
1313 NW Marshall Street Portland, OR

About BridgePort Brewing Company

Oregon's oldest craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales.  The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, ESB, Ropewalk Amber Ale, Blue Heron Pale Ale, Haymaker Extra Pale Ale and Ebenezer Ale.  BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St.  For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit www.bridgeportbrew.com.

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