Oktoberfest/Fresh Hops

It’s mid-September the rain has started to return, and we are excited. This change signals the return of fall, which makes us think of a couple of things, Oktoberfest, and the fall harvest going on in Yakima. Here in the NW this is special times, breweries start taking lots of early morning trips to Yakima to harvest/pick up the freshest of hops, and then quickly return to Seattle to get them in the kettle.

Current Oktoberfest beers:

Ayinger Oktoberfest Marzen (5.8%)

Bayern Oktoberfest Dark Marzen (6%)

Chuckanut Fest Bier (5.5%)

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale (7%)

Level Fresh Hopped Oktöberfest (5.9%)

Otherlands Excessive Celebrations Fest Bier (5.5%)

pFriem Festbier (5.5%)

Current Fresh Hop:

Matchless CSA Fresh Hop Pale (6.5%)

Matchless Fresh Hopped Harvest Moon Foeder Aged Saison (5.4%)

Skookum Fresh. Dank. FH Strata IPA (7.1%)