FRESH-HOP

Aaron Blonden
Fresh Hop Hunting - Round Two!

Fresh Hop Hunting - Round Two!

Dateline, Olympia, Washington, 9/7/21, o-dark-thirty. It was off to Roy Farms for the second trip. This time we were picking up El Dorado. This is a newer hop and high on my list as a favorite for producing IPA with. It always gives a juicy vibe, usually in the pineapple department, but as I discovered a couple of years ago, if you get the right crop field harvested at the right time, you can get juicy watermelon that is unmistakably amazing.  We are pretty far into this year’s fresh hop harvest, even though it seems like it just started. Some...

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From Field To Ferment - Where Does It All Start?

From Field To Ferment - Where Does It All Start?

Yesterday, our Head Brewer Aaron Blonden, and Co-Owner Nate Reilly, headed out bright and early from our brewery in Olympia, Washington to the fertile soils of Moxee, Washington, to pick up our first batch of fresh hops, which will be of the Strata variety.  Once picked and loaded into our refrigerated van today, they will be hurried back over beautiful Highway 410 and the Cascade Mountain Range, where Aaron and his merry band of brewers will get to work on our first fresh hop NA beer! The image above is from our friend Andy Roy at Roy Hop Farms, our exclusive provider...

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What If We Brewed a Fresh Hop NA Beer?

What If We Brewed a Fresh Hop NA Beer?

One of the bright spots for us at Three Magnets Brewing Co. during the pandemic has been the growth of our new NA beer line, Self Care. There is no playbook for NA beer, so we’ve had to forge our own path. We’ve experimented along the way with our brewing techniques, always demanding more of ourselves, and have appreciated all the constructive feedback and kudos. Many thanks to our customers, especially those who have been with us from the very start! Our mission has been to develop high-quality NA craft beer that doesn’t cut any corners, and that celebrate the traditional brewing styles...

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