Posted October 10, 2018

Wet-hopped beer releases – Harvest 2018

Hop harvest in Ontario typically runs annually from early August to early September, depending on the variety, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

An onslaught of beer releases typically follows, using these freshly picked, whole cone hops – ideally used the same day they’re picked. The rest are kiln-dried, compacted into pellets, packaged, and are available throughout the year.

The Ontario Hop Growers’ Association now lists almost 90 commercial hop farms across the province, specializing in hop varities such as Hallertauer, Cascade, Centennial, Chinnok, Sterling, Crystal, Bertwell, Galena, and more.

Here’s a list of fresh-hopped (also referred to as wet-hopped) beer releases out now; new releases will be added at the top as they become available – so bookmark this post! All releases are available at the respective brewery only.

Beer Hop(s) Hop Farm
Manantler Craft Brewing Belgian Harvest Ale
Arthur Bickle Farm Valley Hops
Innocente Brewing Wet Hop Rakau Tavistock Hop Co.
River Road Brewing Huron Harvest Cascade, Centennial, Chinook Own
Wellington Brewery Ice Eater Chinook Pale Ale Chinook Hayhoe Hops
The Second Wedge Brewing Back Forty Wet-Hopped Pale Ale Chinook, Cascade 6th Hops Farm
Collective Arts Brewing Wet Hop Wheat Ale Chinook Clear Valley Hops
Perth Brewery Cascader Invader Cascade
Granite Brewery Harvest Rye Pale Ale Chinook VQH Farms
William Street Beer Co. Harvest Ale Cascade Bickle Farm Valley Hops
Concession Road Brewing Wet Work IPA
Cascade, Cashmere McConkey Farms Hop Co.
Chronicle Brewing Field Trippin’ Wet Hopped Harvest Ale Cascade Bickle Farms Valley Hops
Amsterdam Brewing Autumn Hop Cascade Clear Valley Hops
Elora Brewing Harvest Session IPA Chinook, Cascade Can Aussi Farms
Great Lakes Brewery Wet Behind the Ears Wet-Hopped IPA Chinook, Cascade VQH Farms
Whiprsnapr Brewing OV Ottawa Valley Wet Hopped Pale Ale Super Alpha, Newport Ottawa Valley Hops
Chapter Two Brewing Wet Hopped Pale Ale Cascade Various
555 Brewing Harvest Jury Harvest Ale Chinook, Cascade Pleasant Valley Hops
Together We’re Bitter Co-operative Brewing Bitter Harvest Wet Hop IPA Cascade, Centennial Tavistock Hop Co.
Breakwall Brewery Hip Hop Harvest Ale Hip Hopyard
Sawdust City Brewing Fruits of Eden Fresh Hop Pale Ale Chinook VQH Farms
Stone City Ales Locals Only Pale Ale Chinook, Centennial Pleasant Valley Hops
Sons of Kent Brewing Backyards Wet Hop Pale Ale Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Southern Cross Backyard
Rhythm & Brews Brewing Chinook me all Night Long Wet Hopped Saison Chinook Craig Shindler Estates
Whiprsnapr Brewing Harvest Inukshuk Wet Hopped Canadian IPA Cascade, Centennial Ottawa Valley Hops
Steel Wheel Brewery Fresh Hop Pale Ale Cashmere Steel Wheel Brewery
Upper Thames Brewing’s Drop it Like it’s Hops Harvest Ale Centennial Tavistock Hop Co.

Updates ongoing

Also check out the Great Ontario-Hopped Craft Beer Competition – this yearly event pairs brewers and hop growers together to produce a specialty beer using only local hops.

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