The days are growing shorter, the weather a bit cooler, the leaves are starting to turn from green to yellow, orange and red, and you know that Fall is finally here. For us in the brewing industry, Fall is the most wonderful time of year because that means...it's FRESH HOP SEASON!
It was Thursday, August 27th and there was cause for celebration at Deschutes Brewery. The previous day and well into the night we had brewed six batches of Hop Trip, a fresh hop pale ale. Things had gone flawlessly.