Grilling with Hop Valley – Part 2: Alphadelic Steak Salad

Remember the Alpha vinegar (Grilling with Hop Valley Part 1: Alpha Preparation) we made with Alphadelic IPA a couple of months back? Well it’s freshly ready and we’re going to put it to use making an out-of-this world grilled steak salad. Used in the salad dressing and in the steak marinade, the beer vinegar imparts a nice tangy blast of flavor into a bright and refreshing meal that’s... Read More

Reveal Your True Colors

Q: What happens when a brewery turns the controls over to bar owners, industry veterans and community leaders to create a special beer? A: Reveal! This all-new Hop Valley pale ale uses love as its first ingredient, community as its second then water, hops, barley and yeast to round out the balanced, delicious, highly drinkable profile. Available on tap and in 12-ounce bottles, you can find Reveal... Read More

BottleRock 2017 Gets a Taste of Everyone’s Craft

Nearly 3,000 craft-crazed fans at Napa Valley’s 2017 BottleRock festival used their photography skills and hash-tagging expertise to create a one-of-a-kind Hop Valley mosaic for attendees to savor and enjoy. In addition, of course, to the great Hop Valley beer that was available all weekend long. Featuring performances from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Foo Fighters, Macklemore,... Read More

Chef-Style Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joe sandwiches have been an American favorite for generations. This recipe, created by chef Serenidy Pries,delivers a gourmet version that’s perfect for potlucks or parties and incorporates a Hop Valley classic—Citrus Mistress! A long way from the boring ground beef and bland sauce on a soggy bun you might remember as a kid, this one-pan recipe is a quick, easy, flavorful... Read More

Foam on Beer: Facts about the Fizz

One of the things that makes beer unique from other alcoholic beverages is the effervescent fizzy sensation of abundant carbonation. Without those baby bubbles your beer would come off as lifeless and boring. You may know that all beer contains carbonation, but if you want to know how it gets there and just how important it is, read on. Carbonation itself is simply carbon dioxide gas (CO2)... Read More

Grilling with Hop Valley – Part 1: Alpha Preparation

While we do enjoy the cool, wet days of a Pacific Northwest spring here at Hop Valley headquarters, we can’t help but look forward to the most wonderful time of the beer: summertime! Because summertime means grillin’ and chillin’ in the sunshine while sippin’ some delicious craft beers.  We’re going to take our BBQ skills up a notch this year, and that means planning ahead. Over the... Read More