Wet A Coincidence
Wanna hear a story? Don’t answer – we’re gonna tell you anyway. So, we were in Yakima in late July for the Top Cut Awards (a ceremony for hop growers) and found ourselves chatting with Max Coleman, an Oregon grower with four farms. We’ve been OBSESSED with Coleman Chinook for years, grown at their Alluvial Farm in Independence, OR. It’s always so BRIGHT with big notes of Ruby Red Grapefruit and juicy yellow Pineapple flesh with a hint of woody resin. BUT – they only pick it for a day or two, and the farm is 4+ hrs away from Seattle, so it probably wouldn’t work out unless we were already down in Portland for like an event or tap takeover WHICH WE WERE AND WE RAN INTO MAX AGAIN AND HE SAID THEY WERE PICKING CHINOOK THE NEXT MORNING SO WE TIMED IT PERFECTLY AND THE STARS ALIGNED AND THE BEER GODS HIGH FIVED AND ALL WAS RIGHT AND WET IN THE WORLD.