The Oregon Brewers Guild Fresh Hop Fest is going down this Saturday at Oaks Park, 12-8pm. Fresh-hopped beers are brewed during the autumn harvest using hops that have never been dried, so they showcase unique flavors that can't survive the dehydration process. It's a great opportunity to educate your beer palate, do your last outside drinking of 2012, and quite literally be at Oaks Park getting your slant on.
From the promo: "A beerfest set apart from the rest in that this is your only chance in 2012 to taste beers from Oregon's finest brewers, made with hops that come fresh off the vine, harvested between mid-August and mid-September. Includes a homebrewing demo by Portland U-Brew & Pub." Deschutes, Double Mountain, Full Sail, Widmer, Rogue, and many more will be pouring.
Buy your tickets online - $13.50 for a glass and five drink tickets, $18 for a glass and ten drink tickets. If you like complimentary event glasses as much as I do, this is the main place to be on Saturday.