25 July 2016
Today we get an early peek at the packaging for Bridgeport Brewing Hop Harvest 2016. This yearly release will use Amarillo hops from Crosby Hop Farm (Woodburn, OR) and the cones will go from field to brew in one hour. This red IPA will be packaged in 22oz bottles, and for 2016 the beer will hit 7%-AbV and 60 IBU. Stay tuned here for release details.
UPDATE 22 Spe 2016 from BridgePort:
BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s original craft brewery, released today the newest beer in the lineup, Hop Harvest Red IPA. Taking advantage of the available hop bounty in Oregon, BridgePort Brewing partnered with Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Ore. and chose their Amarillo® hop varietal. Originating from Virgil Gamach Farms in Yakima Valley, Washington, Crosby Hop Farm is the only Oregon farm licensed to grow and sell this unique hop.
On September 1, BridgePort Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton and his team of brewers took a trip out to Crosby Hop Farm and picked up 250 pounds of fresh hops. Immediately, the team returned to the brewery, located in the Pearl District of Portland, and dumped the hops into the fermenter tanks. The fermented beer was then poured over the Amarillo® hops, capturing that fresh hop flavor and aroma.
“We’re lucky to brew so close to where hops are grown as it allows us to start the fresh-hop process almost immediately after they are picked from the bines,” states Jeff Edgerton, Brewmaster of BridgePort Brewing Company. “This year we chose a very distinctive hop, the Amarillo®, which has a unique floral/citrus aroma that has helped create an exceptional fresh hopped IPA. All of us here at BridgePort are thankful to Crosby Hop Farm for growing such a phenomenal hop!”
BridgePort’s Hop Harvest Red IPA Stats:
IBU’s: 60 ABV: 7.0% Color: RED OG: 16.7%
BridgePort Brewing will be pouring Hop Harvest Red IPA at the Hood River Hop Fest in Hood River this Saturday, September 24. Visit http://hoodriver.org/hops-fest/ to purchase tickets and for more information on the event. Hop Harvest Red IPA is now available on-tap and in 22oz. bottles at BridgePort BrewPub (1313 NW Marshall St., Portland, Ore.) and where BridgePort is sold in the Pacific Northwest.