The list of all those beers that will be at the Hood River Hops Fest. For the first time every beer will be made from fresh hops. There are 44 breweries that will participating with over 65 beers to taste. I am really getting excited for this event.
There will be more than just beer at this event. You will enjoy live music from groups like The Poor Sports, Tess Barr Band, Big City Wind Down and Tony Smiley. There will be local food vendors at the event with goodies such as wood fired pizza and s’mores from Solstice, American pub fare and vegetarian options. There is special pricing for designated drivers and wine drinkers. See, there really is something for everyone. Make sure you check out their website for all the information you need.
New This year: For quicker entry you can pre purchase your tickets at Brown Paper Tickets. There are a limited number of VIP passes available too, and those passes will get you in an hour before the crowds. For those over 21, there is a chance to try and win those tickets, check out the Hood River Hops Facebook page.
Don’t miss out on this great event happening September 28th from Noon-9pm in downtown Hood River, Oregon between 5th and 7th streets and Cascade and Columbia streets. Everyone is welcome in the afternoon, but after 5pm it’s for 21 and over only.
The reason I am so excited about this event is because I have never had a fresh hop beer. What a great way to experience it for the first time. One of you, my readers, talked about how great the Gigantic fresh hop beer was last year, so I’m glad to see they are back. Any of my readers making their way there? Follow me on Twitter and let me know what you are drinking. I don’t want to miss anything while I am there. We could all even raise a glass together.