What's a Limited Subscription? It's just a fling, baby. We're not ready to commit yet. It's not you, it's us. After your last payment, your limited subscription will automatically cancel, and you're free to see other breweries once again! But...you'll be back. They always come back...
What Makes Fresh Hopped Beers Special? Think about freshly ground whole bean coffee compared to freeze dried instant. Fresh squeezed OJ vs. Tang. Fresh herbs vs. dried herbs. Bone broth vs. powdered bouillon. Yeah. The difference between fresh vs. pelletized hops is basically that.
Then Why Aren't All IPAs Fresh Hopped? Fresh hops are only available about one month out of the year during harvest. The hops that aren't snatched up by the local breweries are then turned into pellets, hop extract, or hop oil. These products can make AMAZING beer, but it's just not the same as fresh hops.
What's a Limited Subscription? It's just a fling, baby. We're not ready to commit yet. It's not you, it's us. After your last payment, your limited subscription will automatically cancel, and you're free to see other breweries once again! But...you'll be back. They always come back...
What Makes Fresh Hopped Beers Special? Think about freshly ground whole bean coffee compared to freeze dried instant. Fresh squeezed OJ vs. Tang. Fresh herbs vs. dried herbs. Bone broth vs. powdered bouillon. Yeah. The difference between fresh vs. pelletized hops is basically that.
Then Why Aren't All IPAs Fresh Hopped? Fresh hops are only available about one month out of the year during harvest. The hops that aren't snatched up by the local breweries are then turned into pellets, hop extract, or hop oil. These products can make AMAZING beer, but it's just not the same as fresh hops.

FRESH HOP SZN BLOG

Follow along as the crew chronicles the why's and how's of brewing Self Care fresh hop NA beer!

Pacific Northwest Fresh Hop Hunting - First Stop: Crosby Hop Farm | Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Fresh Hop Hunting - First Stop: Crosby Hop Farm | Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ever wondered what's involved in chasing fresh hops? Curious how brewers make decisions on what beer to brew and what...

Pacific Northwest Fresh Hop Hunting - First Stop: Crosby Hop Farm | Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pacific Northwest Fresh Hop Hunting - First Stop: Crosby Hop Farm | Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ever wondered what's involved in chasing fresh hops? Curious how brewers make decisions on what beer to brew and what...

DAILY AFFIRMATIONS

Drink Self Care

"Thanks @3magbrewing. You’re making my dry January very tasty. Best non-alcohol beer I’ve ever had...by a mile."

Joel McHale - Professional Funny Man
Drink Self Care

"Self Care, an NA offshoot of Three Magnets Brewing in Olympia, Washington, is uniquely ambitious" and "particularly eye-opening. Three of its beers — Chalice of Wisdom Pilsner, Fuzzy Hat British Style Brew and Freshen Up Wet Hop Hazy IPA — were simply wonderful beers, NA or not. The textures were so full and the flavors so layered and fully realized that most people, I suspect, wouldn’t be able to identify them as nonalcoholic.

"Along with Self Care, my unquestionable Dry January favorite was Untitled Art, a brand made by Octopi, a beverage company just outside Madison, Wisconsin."

Read the full article here.

Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune, and author of Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out, a book about Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch and craft beer.