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Hopworks Urban Brewery (Powell) Visit

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
  • Galactic

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.

 

Cask ESB

Cask ESB

Hub Brewery

Hub Brewery

HUB London Ale III

HUB London Ale III

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