Long Island Fresh Hop Festival
LI Hops at Plant Connection
September 23rd, 2017
12:30pm - 4:00pm
To celebrate all the good fortune of the harvest, winemakers created the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau. American brewers have put a twist on that age old tradition and the experiment created a new craze in the beer world Wet Hop/Fresh Hop ale.
Typically hops are sent to a kiln to be dried. Fresh hops are picked and used immediately for true hop flavors. With fresh hops as opposed to dried, you get scents of fresh cut grass and bright, delicate, juicy flavors. Fresh hop beers are more mellow less concentrated versions of their dry hopped siblings. Their flavors are akin to using fresh herbs from your garden versus their dried equivalent.
Fresh green hops require 5-10 times the amount of a dried hop, therefore the beer should be consumed right after harvest. Thirsty yet? Come taste the newest beer you can get, from local brewers and local farmers, right to your lips. What are you waiting for?
On September 23rd, come join some of Long Island’s finest breweries, at LI Hops (located at Plant Connection 5873 Sound Avenue, Riverhead NY), where you’ll be able to taste versions of fresh hop beers alongside the traditional version of the same beer. These fresh hop infused beers are special limited-edition versions of your favorite local beers--many of which are not available to the general public. Brewers will be there to explain how their creations came to life, and how they chose what beers to fresh hop. You'll also be able to try local pumpkin ales, oktoberfests and a variety of other styles.
There will be live music and food trucks for all attendees to enjoy. Due to the finite availability of these beers, tickets are limited, and being sold on a first come first served basis. This is a 21 & over event only.
Event Host: LI Hops
LI Hops is a 43 acre farm is located in the North Fork Wine Region of Long Island, NY where the climate & soil is perfect for growing amazing hops--including Willamette, Columbus, Nugget, Centennial, and Magnum. The farms grows and sells fresh hops to local NY breweries and home brewers. www.lihops.net