Wet/Harvest Hop Beers

New Belgium Lips of Faith Fresh Hop IPA

New Belgium Fresh Hop IPA

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A truly wet hopped beer, NBB incorporates freshly picked flowers that endure a quick road trip from Washington state to the brewery where they are then added to the boil.  After reading the following article on Billy’s blog (a great blog to check out), I changed our beer style label from “wet/fresh hop beers” to “wet/harvest hop […] ... [Read more]

Bridgeport Hop Harvest Ale

Bridgeport Hop Harvest Ale

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What a glorious beer! Instantly I knew my grade based on two factors. The first being that it poured a light golden color letting me know the malt was only there to act as a sweetener and second, the hops were bursting with a vibrant fruity quality that filled the air around my glass. This […] ... [Read more]

Deschutes Hop Trip Pale Ale

Deschutes Hop Trip Pale Ale

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Tom and I recently cracked a bottle of Deschutes Brewery’s Bond Street Series Hop Trip, a fresh-hopped American Pale Ale. It comes as per usual in the familiar 650mL bomber, and has a nice label with an illustration of a truck carrying an overflowing load of hops down a forested Oregon road. I guess those […] ... [Read more]

Great Divide Fresh Hop

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The bookstore I started at on Oct. 4th is finally open for business, meaning my schedule has become a little more consistent. For a while I was pulling 9-13 hour days in preparation for our grand opening. That said, I’m still on a Fresh hop, Wet hop, Hop Harvest (or whatever you want to call […] ... [Read more]

Three Floyds Broo Doo

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Broo Doo, a beer that I’ve passed over the last couple years. Maybe it was due to the flamboyant/tripping label art which included a troll (with hops for hair), a rainbow, a princess, and a unicorn. Whatever my reason, I have definitely been missing out. When dispensed, this smooth, clear, brew ends up on the […] ... [Read more]

Founders Harvest Ale

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Riding the wave of fresh hop harvest beers, I obtained a 4 pack of this gem. Known for brewing quality beers Founders on one of the few breweries I’ll return to when I’m not sampling/reviewing a “new” brew. As you can see the label art is top notch with amazing colors and plump hops in […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing High Tide IPA

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2010:  My days have been extremely long as of late balancing my time between my new job, with all its transitions and my church where I serve in multiple ministries. So, on this now rare occasion, I decided to write up a review on a beer that I tried and immediately went back to the […] ... [Read more]