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

Let the anticIPAtion begin

Four Oregon originals. One box. Now available for the first time together, get four Hop Valley IPAs in one variety pack. The Hop Mixer 12-pack has three each of Alphadelic IPA, Alpha Centauri Imperial IPA, Citrus Mistress IPA and will keep enthusiasts guessing with a rotating “mystery” selection for the final three. First up: Macho Libre Imperial IPA. Each member of this hop-forward power... Read More

An American Pastime: Baseball, Peanuts and Beer

What could be better than baseball and peanuts? How about baseball, peanuts and beer? How about baseball, peanuts that have been cooked in beer, and beer? Now we’re talking. In honor of kicking off baseball season, we’re sharing this beer-infused recipe for boiled peanuts. Salty, a bit spicy, perfectly soft and oh-so delicious, boiled peanuts are synonymous with Southern cuisine. Add in a... Read More

Get Your Beer Degree: Studying to be a Cicerone

If knowledge is power, then being a Certified Cicerone® makes you a formidable force of information, expertise and insight when it comes to all things beer. We sat down with Hop Valley District Sales Manager, Specialty Brand Manager and Certified Cicerone® Brandon Ross to find out more about this in-depth program and what it means to become a certified beer professional. What is the Cicerone... Read More

Seeing Double

As Hop Valley’s longest-running production beer, Alphadelic holds a special place in the hearts and pint glasses of IPA aficionados throughout the Northwest and beyond. With a classic selection of locally-grown hops and water from the clean and cold McKenzie River, Alphadelic is a bold, forward beer brewed by hop lovers for hop lovers. Doubledelic Imperial IPA—Hop Valley’s latest... Read More

The Return of Patty’s Irish Red Means It’s Time to Celebrate

Every year, right around this time, Hop Valley’s Head Brewer Patrick Whiting brews up a special batch of Irish Red Ale in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Want to know what goes into this take on a traditional classic and what to expect when getting ready to enjoy a freshly poured Patty’s Irish Red Ale? Read on for all the details. Historically, Irish Red Ales were brewed in Ireland to... Read More

Back in Blonde

Hop Valley’s seasonal Blonde Ale is back in action. This crisp, refreshing straw-colored ale pours with a bright white head and teases your taste buds with a touch of wheat malt and a dazzling combination of Northwest-grown  hops.  Easy-going, easy-drinking and ready for the sunny, warm days of spring and summer, Hop Valley’s Blonde Ale is our most award-winning creation. Competing with up... Read More

A St. Patrick’s Day Tradition – with a Hop Valley Twist!

St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty big deal to us here at Hop Valley headquarters. Each year we work hard to brew an Irish Red-style beer to serve at our two locations (Read about this year’s Irish Ale here). We also honor the holiday by serving up traditional St. Patrick’s Day dishes, like corned beef and cabbage – because it’s just not St. Patrick’s Day without some corned beef... Read More

Macho Libre Cupcakes

Macho Libre has stormed into the IPA craft beer ring, taking on all challengers and subduing them with a tag-team of hops and skillful balance that keeps drinkability as the undefeated champion. But Hop Valley’s luchador has a softer side as well and has concocted some signature move cupcakes. In its corner you’ll find crispy bacon, maple syrup frosting and enough depth of flavor to put your... Read More

Hop Valley Distribution Expands to Las Vegas and Arizona

As of March 1st, Hop Valley is now available on tap and in bottles and cans in the Entertainment Capital of the World and in Arizona’s two most-populous metropolitan areas. Following successful expansion into Washington, Idaho and California, our distribution will now include Las Vegas, Nevada and Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Citrus Mistress IPA, Alphadelic IPA and Alpha Centauri Imperial IPA... Read More

The Specifics of Specific Gravity

Since Newton and the apple, humans have known about the invisible force of gravity that surrounds us. Gravity is crucial for our collective understanding of certain measurements. The weight of something, in fact, is just a relative measure of an object’s mass and the force of gravity being exerted on it at a specific time. This is why you’ll weigh more on Earth than in space, as the force of... Read More