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HopsdayThough the site is named “STL Hops” I wasn’t really much a fan of hoppy beers when I got into a craft beer.  Like olives or stinky cheese, I think hoppy beers can be kind of an acquired taste.

I think I may have told this story before, but I was visiting a friends house about 7 years ago and all he had to drink was a 1/2bbl of Sierra Nevada Celebration.  Matt was not the kind of guy you refused free beer from, so I sucked it up and drank multiple pints.

The next day I found myself craving Celebration and the rest is history.  To this day, Sierra Nevada Celebration remains one of my favorite beers of all time. So much so that I usually order a keg every November.

The point to this story is that wet/fresh hopped beers are delicious.  To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, Llywelyn’s Pub in Webster is throwing a Wet/Fresh Hop Celebration.

They’ve lined up one of the best list of fresh and wet hopped beers I’ve seen in one spot in St. Louis for your enjoyment.  Here’s a list:

  • Lagunitas Born Yesterday
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
  • Sierra Newly Developed Hop IPA
  • Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Wet Hop IPA
  • Boulevard Deep Dive Fresh Hop
  • Odell’s Hand Picked Pale Ale
  • Great Divide Fresh Hop
  • Left Hand Warrior
  • Founders Harvest
  • Uinta Wet Hop
  • Two Brother’s Hop Centric
  • Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies
  • Deschutes Hop Trip
  • Excel Hop Heist
  •  New Holland Hopivore

All of the beers go on tap tomorrow, November 21st at 11AM.  If you’re not a hop fan, maybe this experience can be as enlightening as my first foray into hoppy beers.

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 2013 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 fifth annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival.  This festival will be occurring this Saturday, October 26th from 12PM-4PM at the Schlafly Bottleworks and tickets will cost $25 ($26 online) in advance ($30, day of.)

The participating breweries purchased a bulk amount of fresh hops, which will the be used to create their own freshly hopped creation. Here’s the currently list of participating breweries:

  • Schlafly Beer – Hop Harvest Ale
  • Urban Chestnut  – Urban Blacktop
  • Crown Valley Brewery  – Missouri Black River IPA
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing  – Black Rye IPA
  • Six Row Brewing Company – Fresh-Hop Red IPA
  • Square One Brewery & Distillery – Hop Harvest IPA

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.  Watch out for a contest tomorrow on Twitter tomorrow to give away two tickets to the festival.

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 2012 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 fourth annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival.  This festival will be occurring this Saturday, October 27th 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 wet Willamette hops from Washington state, which were then distributed to a number of area brewers who will create their own freshly hopped creation. Some other breweries purchased some other wet hops, which should add to the fun. Here’s the currently list of participating breweries:

  • 4 Hands Brewing
  • Charleville Microbrewery
  • The Civil Life Brewing Co.
  • Crown Valley Brewery
  • Exit 6 Brewery
  • Ferguson Brewing Co
  • Kirkwood Station Brewing Co
  • O’Fallon Brewery
  • Six Row Brewing Co
  • Square One Brewery
  • Urban Chestnut

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.  Watch out for a contest tomorrow to give away two tickets to the festival.

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.

freshhopFor those of you that need the final push to purchase tickets for the Schlafly Fresh Hop Ale Festival, here’s the list of beers that will be available at the event:

Amalgamated
Amalgamated Harvest Brown
A flavorful brown ale with moderately strong chocolate and caramel flavors balanced by a firm hop character. The beer was hopped in the kettle with Amarillo hop pellets, and then run through a hop back packed full of freshly picked Amarillo hops. Malty and hoppy, this beer is an easy drinking brown!
ABV: 6.5%
IBU:35

Amalgamated Wet Hopped Zoigl
An amber lager with peach-like flavors contributed by the freshly picked Amarillo hops. The fresh hops were added to the mash, and were the only hops added to the beer. This beer is a fresh hop version of our regular Zoigl served at The Stable. Clean, slightly malty, and infused with the goodness of fresh hops, this is a rare version of a rare beer!
ABV: 5.3%
IBU: 10

Square One Brewery & Distillery
New Harvest IPA
Our own unfiltered IPA “dry hopped” with fresh- from-the-harvest Amarillo hops. The hops were given 10 days to condition in the fermenter.
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 115

Six Row Brewing Company
Fresh-Hop Black India Pale Ale
Brewed with 30lb of fresh Amarillo hops from Yakima Valley, lots of nice citrus notes in the aroma and flavor and a slight roasted character from the black malt. Dry finish and is completely black but intensely hoppy.
ABV: 8.1%
IBU: 70

Highlands Brewing Company
Wet-Hopped American Brown Ale
The American Brown Ale is a dark Brown Beer hopped with fresh Amarillo hops. It has a malty, rich, chocolate, caramel, Nutty, and toasty flavor. Brown Ale has a moderate hop flavor, with medium to high bitterness.
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 30

O’Fallon
Midnight Harvest
Our take on the Fresh Hop Beer was a Black Ale with Rye. We used a total of 40 lbs of hops in this brew which figures out to about 4 pounds of hops per keg. We used 9 pounds of Amarillo hops in the mash, 21 lbs in the hop back, then we dry hopped with 10 pounds of Amarillo pellets. This slightly spicy and fruity ale is a deceivingly drinkable dark ale.
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 60

Schlafly
Tap Room Hop Harvest Ale
An American Pale Ale wet hopped with 25 lbs. fresh Amarillo (raw hops) and dry hopped with 10 lbs. Amarillo (raw hops) & 5 lbs. Simcoe (hop pellets)
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 45

Bottleworks Hop Harvest Ale
An American Pale Ale wet hopped with Amarillo hops just days after harvest in Washington. Amarillo hops are related to Cascade hops and contribute a similar citrusy character to this beer.
ABV: 5.6 %
IBU: 43

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 second annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival.  This festival will be occurring on Saturday, October 16th 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 hops from Gamache Farms in Toppenish, Washington, 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:

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.

sq1r-y-cropped-small-web-viewMaybe you’re like me and you missed the Schlafly Fresh Hop Ale Festival, you wanted to try all of those delicious fresh hop beers but you weren’t able to attend. Well, luckily there are second chances in life.

Tonight, Monday, October 19th, Square One Brewery will be holding a release party for their Hop Harvest Ale.  They’ll have $1 off all pints, all day long and then from 5PM-8PM they’ll be raffling off prizes such as logo wear, gift certificates and pint glasses. The final raffle  of the night will be for your choice of three growlers of beer or a bottle of their Spirits of St. Louis spirits.

This is your chance to join the party of the release of the Favorite Beer at the Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival.