Fresh Nugget hops.
Laurelwood Brewery -- Fresh Nugget Hops

Laurelwood brewer Paul Bergeman drove into Portland this morning with a truck full of fresh hops. These Nugget hops are from a hop farm in Hubbard, OR, and will be used in Laurelwood's second fresh hop release: Fresh Nugs Ale. The hop harvest season is at a close and these hops are some of the last to be plucked from the vine.

Laurelwood is releasing two fresh hop beers this season, the first of which should be out next week. This first release is a single hop ale using only Liberty hops. The beer is yet unnamed, but may be available as "Face Off" in tribute to a Laurelwood brewer who was in a bicycle accident, lost some teeth, and sustained some facial lacerations. Luckily, you won't need to go through any head trauma to enjoy this beer!

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