freshhopFor all of you hop heads out there, you know this is a very special time of the year, it’s hop harvesting time.  It’s the time when breweries begin receiving their 2010 hop crop and begin producing some of the best fresh hop beers available.

To help celebrate that time, Schlafly has decided to put on the third annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival.  This festival will be occurring next Saturday, October 22nd from 12PM-4PM at the Schlafly Bottleworks and tickets will cost $25 in advance ($30, day of.)

The St. Louis Brewery purchased a bulk amount of fresh Sorachi Ace hops from Washington state, which were then distributed to a number of area brewers who will create their own freshly hopped creation.  Here’s the currently list of participating breweries and the beer they’re bringing:

  • 4 Hands – Copia Saison
  • Six Row – Fresh-Hop Extra Pale Ale
  • Amalgamated Brewing Company – Zoigl
  • Augusta Brewing Company – Dark Harvest wet hopped India Brown Ale
  • Buffalo Brewing – American Red Ale
  • Charleville – ESB
  • The Civil Life – Black Ale
  • Exit 6 – Wet Hop Belgian Tafelbier
  • Kirkwood Station – Wet Hop Porter
  • Ferguson Brewing Co – Honey Lemon Wheat IPA
  • O’Fallon Brewery – Fresh Hopped 5-day IPA cask
  • Perennial Artisan Ales – Fresh Hop Red Saison
  • Schlafly Beer – Hop Harvest Ale
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery – IPA
  • Urban Chestnut: Urban Blacktop, Black Strong Pale Ale

For a full list of descriptions of each beer, make sure to check out the PDF here. As this will be held in a format similar to Cabin Fever, tickets will be limited and this is sure to sell out fast. You can purchase tickets here.