It’s that time of year, where reports from local city newspapers, beer bloggers, and craft beer publications take notice of what we’re doing here in Central Oregon. We love the attention, fleeting as it may be. Below is a quick interview with a writer for the Bend Bulletin on the topic of fresh hops:
What makes a fresh hops brew special compared with other options?
It’s totally based on what the consumer prefers. I would never say that a fresh hop beer is any better than a dry whole leaf, pellet, or extracted hop oil beer. But if you are into the farm-to-table idea, then really take some time with fresh hop beers (farm-to-glass?). Getting ingredients into a brew session that quick makes a difference in the aroma or bitterness of a beer (usually aroma in the case of fresh hop beers.)