Long Island Fresh Hop Festival
LI Hops at Plant Connection
September 22nd, 2018
12:30pm - 4:00pm
To celebrate all the good fortune of the harvest, winemakers created the world famous Beaujolais Nouveau. American brewers have put a twist on that age old tradition and the experiment created a new craze in the beer world Wet Hop/Fresh Hop ale.
LI Hops, a 43-acre farm located in the North Fork wine region of Long Island will once again host the Long Island Fresh Hop Fest—the largest fresh hop fest on the east coast—on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The event will offer sampling of special locally brewed beers made with locally grown and harvested hops, many brewed in small batches for this event only. Plus, as an added bonus, attendees will also be able to enjoy locally crafted pumpkin beers and limited-release seasonal brews from local breweries.
Back for its third year on the North Fork, the Long Island Fresh Hop Festival will introduce attendees to local and regional brewers taking advantage of the homegrown hops and offer attendees the rare opportunity to taste versions of fresh hop beers alongside the traditional version of the same beer. These fresh hop-infused beers will be special limited-edition versions of favorite local beers—many of which are not available to the general public. Brewers will be there to explain how their creations came to life and how they chose what beers to fresh hop.
Due to the finite availability of these beers, tickets are limited, and being sold on a first come first served basis. There will be live music, food for purchase prepared by local Jamesport-based caterer Christopher Michael Catering, educational seminars, and the return of the wildly popular giant pumpkin chucker (a giant sling shot using small pumpkins, balance, strength and skill to hit point-valued targets). A few select hard ciders will also be offered, rounding out the offerings of fall’s best fest. All attendees must be 21+ to attend.
Event Host: LI Hops
LI Hops is a 43 acre farm is located in the North Fork Wine Region of Long Island, NY where the climate & soil is perfect for growing amazing hops--including Willamette, Columbus, Nugget, Centennial, and Magnum. The farms grows and sells fresh hops to local NY breweries and home brewers. www.lihops.net