We recently released our Estate IPA, a beer that is near and dear to our hearts. It’s made with fresh Cascade and Willamette hops that we grow on our estate. Every year, near the beginning of September we cut down the hop bines out back and invite HUB fans to help us pick hops. This year we saw between 10-20 volunteers and the hop-picking lasted a good six hours.
At the end of the day, our brewers create a batch of Hopworks IPA. At the end of the boil though, we add our estate fresh hops into our whirlpool and the hop back. The unfermented wort is filtered through the fresh hops and picks up delicate hop oils that provide some great flavor and aroma.