While pumpkin and Octoberfest beers are the best known fall beers, there is another seasonal beer style that is growing in popularity: fresh hop beers. Fresh hop beers, also known as wet hop beers, are brewed with hops that have never been dried and are used within days of harvesting*. Although I found the idea of a fresh hop beer fascinating and read a lot of descriptions for fresh hop beers, I wasn’t able to find anything online that did a head to head comparison of fresh hop and traditional hop beers. Thanks to some guidance from a great beer store, I can now present two head to head comparisons between fresh hop and traditional beers.
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