Get ready. It's fresh-hop beer season, a brewery practice unique to places like Oregon and Washington where hops are grown locally — since fresh hops must be used within 24 hours of picking them.
Local beer guru and author of "The Beer Bible," Jeff Alworth, has an excellent guide to the phenomenon on the Travel Oregon website.
So, it's a good time to review the major players in the state's storied and innovative craft brewing scene. Data was obtained from Boulder, Colorado-based Brewers...
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