Sisters Fresh Hop Festival – 2011

This Saturday, September 24, is the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival.  Organized in conjunction with the Oregon Brewers Guild’s hop festivals held around the state, this marks the second year the Sisters Chamber of Commerce is holding this festival, and they hope to once again overshoot their attendance estimates.  Fresh hop beer festivals focus on beers that use are made with “wet” hops, typically cut off the vines on brew day, to shine the light on the chosen varietal’s green, grassy, resiny flavors that are typically lost during drying and packaging.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Erin Borla, Executive Director for the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce, and she let me know some of the details for the event.

Sisters Fresh Hop Festival
13 (and possibly more) breweries serving up at least one fresh hop beer, showcasing the raw, unprocessed goodness of fresh hops. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sisters Kiwanis Food Bank, the Family Access Network and the Sisters Chamber of Commerce High School Scholarship Fund.

Noon – 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 24th

Village Green Park
Sisters, OR

Admission is free and open to all ages
$5.00 – 4 oz souvenir taster pint glass
$1.00 – 4 oz taste (no multi-taste pours)

(and beers rumored to be there where info was available)

  • 10 Barrel Brewing
  • BridgePort Brewing Company – Hop Harvest
  • Deschutes Brewery
  • Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
  • Fort George Brewing
  • Full Sail – Lupulin & Session Black Ale
  • Laurelwood Brewing
  • Lucky Lab Brewing Company
  • MacTarnahan’s
  • McMenamin’s – Thunder Cone Fresh Hop  & Father D’s Kölsch
  • Ninkasi – Tricerarillo
  • Silver Moon
  • Three Creeks Brewing Company – Cone Lick’r