Drink of the Week: Rogue Wet Hop Ale

rogue farmsFall is the time when brewers eagerly anticipate the ripening of sticky, lupulin-laden hops, some of which make their way into “wet-hop” beers, which showcase nuances of hops that were harvested often just hours before being sent to a brew kettle. Today’s Drink of the Week—Rogue’s Wet Hop Ale—takes fresh Freedom and Yaquina hops grown on the brewery’s own farm from the vine to the kettle in just over two hours. The resulting beer is hop harvest at its best—bright and aromatic with notes of fresh flowers, hay and spice. But drink it up while you can—like all garden goods, it’ll be gone before you know it.