I made a order with Brew Brothers Homebrew shop in Beaverton which is a bit out of town, so for $5 they deliver once a week to a nice brewpub in town, H.U.B – Hopworks Urban Brewery. Since I ordered a 50lb bag of two-row I decided it was more than worth it to meet them at H.U.B., have an excuse to sample the beers, and see if I could pick up some yeast for brewing as well. I had seen a post on google+, yes people do use that, of a local homebrewer who had picked up a jar of yeast from H.U.B. so I brought along a 32oz mason jar just in case.
I sampled all 10 non-cask beers:
- Hub Lager
- Perles of Wisdon IPX
- Velvet ESB
- Hopworks IPA
- Survival ‘7 grain’ Stout
- D.O.A. Deluxe Organic Ale
- Rise Up Red
- Organic Granola Ale
- Secession CDA
I also had a nice huge pint (see pic) of their “Cask ESB” which is their Velvet ESB I am pretty sure. A wonderful beer, I just love LOVE bitters on cask / beer engine.
I would highly recommend this bike friendly brewpub for a nice pint or three. The staff was friendly, attentive, and beers very nice. Other than the ESB, my favorite was the Survival ‘7 Grain’ Stout which I believe I had elsewhere in bottle.
I ended my stay with a huge jar filled with London Ale III from a fermentor of their stout. One of the brewers, Jeremy (I think?) helped me out, took time out of his day to hook me up with the yeast & for that I am helpful. I will be back to enjoy their beers and maybe see about getting some more yeast. At this point though, I have two samples rinsed and in the fridge ready to make a starter and brew with. With careful control I should have plenty of London Ale III for quite some time.