Beer Quote: Dave Carpenter on Fresh Hops

“Fresh hops remind us that there is virtue in reserving some things for special occasions.” — Dave Carpenter, “The Last Seasonal,” Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine,  Aug.-Sept. 2015

I truly savored this Brewers’ Perspectives feature unveiling commercial craft brewers’ approaches to utilizing the extremely ephemeral wet hop. With harvest season upon them, Left Hand Brewing Company ( Warrior IPA), Crazy Mountain Brewery (Sticky Fingers Wet Hopped Ale) and Comrade Brewing Company (Superpower IPA, a 2014 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal winner in the Fresh or Wet Hop Ale category) each demonstrate the delicate nature of fresh, local hops, and the worth of going great lengths to achieve them.

 

Photo credit: Dave Carpenter “Hops Harvest 2015: Meet the Hops Harvesters

Pelican Brewing Snapshot and Preview: Spring Seasonal Umbrella IPA

Though neither words nor images can adequately express the magnificence of Pelican Brewing, I humbly attempt with the images below:

Cape Kiwanda - Pelican Brewing

View from the top: sitting atop the hill at Cape Kiwanda; Pelican Brewing Co. is in the distance below.

Pelican Brewing Umbrella IPA

Pelican Brewing’s Umbrella IPA, the new single hop spring seasonal in Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Ore.