It’s that time of the year again.  Time for the fresh hopped beers to return.  These fresh hops were picked in the Pacific Northwest and flown to Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery to brew their Fresh Hop 2011 within 24 hours of being harvested.  Each year the hop variety changes and this year they’re using Cascade.  Normally these hops are about the size of the tip of your thumb but this year the hops have grown to the size of an entire thumb.  I’m excited to see the Cascades return as the 2008 brew made with them was my favorite of the bunch.  The brewery smelled amazing when they were brewing this beer on Wednesday when I stopped by for a couple beers.  I can’t wait for this beer to be ready for me to consume in mass.

Previous Town Hall Fresh Hop hop varieties:

  • 2010 – Citra Hops
  • 2009 – Chinook Hops
  • 2008 – Cascade Hops
  • 2007 – Centennial Hops
  • 2006 – Cascade Hops