Single, Fresh, Wet, & Wild Hop Harvest Festival

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On Saturday we attended one of the best beer fests you’ll find, Sierra Nevada’s Single, Fresh, Wet, & Wild Hop Harvest Festival. This is the third time in five years that Sierra Nevada has put together this wonderful little beer fest in Chico, California. I hope they continue this fest or, better yet, make it an annual event. This year over 50 breweries from across the country poured some great beers. The weather was perfect and the lines were short or non-existent.

Here’s what we tried with some super quick reviews:

Founders Harvest Ale Yep
HopSaint Name Dropper Yep
Hanger 24 Double IPA Really good!
Hanger 24 Chocolate Porter Really good!
Moonlight Homegrown Fresh Hop Ale Really good!
Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA Really good!
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale Still one of the best!
Beachwood Amalgamator IPA Yep
Rubicon Bend in the Rubicon Pale Ale Yep
Half Acre Sticky Fat American Dark Ale Really good!
Half Acre GoneAway IPA Really good!
Finback Knoll IPA Yep
Founders Rubaeus Raspberry Ale Meh. Kinda cough syrupy.
Kane Sneakbox Pale Ale Intense hops. Kinda catty/onion.
Kane Head High IPA Intense hops. Kinda catty/onion.
New Belgium Le Terroir Awesome!
Moonlight Two Weeks Notice Gruit Really interesting stuff. Herbal.
Upland Hopsynth Dry Hopped Sour Ale Yep
Upland Havest Ale Meh
Bagby Continental Cream Ale Meh, Corny
Bagby Struggle Bus Meh
Double Mountain Killer Green  IPA Not bad
Double Mountain IRA Not bad
Redwood Curtain Simcoe IPA Very Good. Redwood Curtain is great!
Redwood Curtain Dutchbier 5.4 Very Good. Redwood Curtain is great!
Russian River Pliny the Elder Still an awesome IPA
Russian River Supplication Still one of the best wild ales you’ll find

The highlights of the festival were both of Half Acre’s beers, New Belgium Le Terroir, both of Redwood Curtain’s beers, and both of Hanger 24’s beers. If you haven’t been to this fun festival keep an eye out for it the next year or two!

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Keith Adams is the founder of BeerSelfie.com and can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as @grubulub.