Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale is brewed from select organic hops grown in the Cowiche Canyon of the Yakima Valley which are harvested and placed into our kettle within 24 hours, creating a unique, once-a-year beer. We make Cowiche Canyon ale in partnership with hop-growing wizards from the Yakima Valley in an effort to expand the organic hop industry in Washington State...Because Organic Hops Matter! A portion of all sales fund the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.
Down & Dirty: Organic 2-Row Pale, Crystal, Carapils, & Munich malts with Organic Citra® and Simcoe® hops – 15 pounds per barrel.
ABV: 6.0% IBU: 50
Color: Light amber
Aroma: Fresh-picked hops, orange peel, pine
Flavor: Grass, citrus, spicy
Availability: Brewed annually at hop harvest (usually September) and here until it's gone.
Fresh Range: 90 days from packaged-on date
2016 Fresh Hop Ale Festival – 1st Place/Best in Show
2015 Men's Journal – 101 Best Beers in America
2014 Fresh Hop Ale Festival – 3rd Place
2013 Fresh Hop Ale Festival – 2nd Place
2012 Fresh Hop Ale Festival – 1st Place
2011 Fresh Hop Ale Festival – 3rd Place