But I do today—the organizers sent me the list of participating breweries:
- 10 Barrel
- Cascade Lakes
- Fort George
- Full Sail
- Lucky Lab
- Three Creeks
And, as I posted on my beer blog (and found on the excellent Bend Oregon Beer blog), there are a few known beers—the first part of this list is from Spence at Bend Oregon Beer, the speculative part is my own:
- BridgePort Brewing Company – Hop Harvest
- Full Sail – Lupulin & Session Black Ale
- McMenamin’s – Thunder Cone Fresh Hop & Father D’s Kölsch
- Ninkasi – Tricerarillo
- Three Creeks Brewing Company – Cone Lick’r
And for the rest, we can extrapolate/speculate about what they might bring. Deschutes, for instance, has some three fresh hop ales on tap at their Pub now (Twilight Ale, Oktoberfest, and Chainbreaker White) so it wouldn’t be surprising to see one of those at the Fest. 10 Barrel recently released their Crosby Fresh Hop Ale, and Cascade Lakes has an annual Harvest Ale that seems likely to make an appearance.
Fort George, out of Astoria, has posted recently on Facebook about a Fresh Hop Vortex IPA. And the only one that comes to mind (the timing would be right) for Lucky Lab would be The Mutt which they just brewed late last month using “community” hops (i.e., whatever variety people donated).
The Fresh Hop Festival takes place from noon until 9pm under the tent at Village Green Park in Sisters, and all aged are welcome. Admission is free, but the souvenir taster glass is $5 and tasters are $1 each. Incidentally, dogs are welcome in the Park but not allowed under the tent, but you will be able to take beer out of the tent and into the Park generally.