Beer Release: NW: Get Them Now … Hopworks Motherland Imperial Russian Stout and Belgian Tripel

Both the Washington Beer Commission Winter Fest and the Portland Holiday Ale Festival have concluded. But this shouldn't stifle your enthusiasm to sample other Winter-inspired beers. A few weeks ago Portland's Hopworks Urban Brewpub announced the release of two new beers.

image sourced from Hopworks Urban BrewpubThe first beer to released from Hopworks Urban is Motherland Russian Imperial Stout.

A fortifying tonic for the People! Rich and smooth, Motherland is as black as a Siberian winter night but warming enough to weather it. Aromas of anise and cherry mingle with bittersweet chocolate flavors and a warming, spicy finish. Answer the call and raise a glass to the Motherland.

At 9.8% ABV this beer should compliment camp fires, sledding in the mountains, or after you have cut down that special Christmas tree.

Additional specifications

  • 9.8% ABV
  • 63 IBU
  • 24.5 Plato

image sourced from Hopworks Urban BrewpubThe second beer to be released is a Belgian Tripel named simply Belgian Tripel.

Hopworks Belgian Tripel is delightfully fruity and deceptively drinkable. Lemon and banana esters lead to a refreshingly dry, peppery and effervescent finish. Drink like a Monk!

At 8.7% ABV this sipper will pair well with Christmas poultry, dressing / stuffing, esoteric cheeses, or by itself while hanging out with friends.

Additional specifications

  • 8.7% ABV
  • 18 IBU
  • 18 Plato

Be on the lookout for Belgian Tripel or Motherland Russian Imperial Stout, wherever you find Hopworks' other beers.


About Hopworks Urban Brewpub

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) is Portland’s first Eco-Brewpub. HUB offers an assortment of award-winning, world class beers made from organic malts and locally-sourced hops on draught and in bottles across the Pacific Northwest. HUB incorporates a range of sustainable practices in the production of its beer and brewpub operations and makes every effort to protect “our” future with a thoughtful alternative.  The 20-barrel brewery produces 6,400 barrels a year and provides the SE Portland brewpub with ten different HUB organic beers on tap and two cask ales at all times. In early summer, Hopworks will open its second location, Bike Bar in North Portland, expanding the company’s love of beers, bikes and the environment.

HUB is located at 2944 SE Powell Blvd. and is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information, please visit Hopworks online at or follow on Twitter @HopworksBeer.

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