Fitger's is Only Minnesota Brewery Invited to West Coast Festival

Updated: 07/18/2014 10:57 PM
Created: 07/18/2014 4:00 PM
By: Maarja Anderson

A Northland brewery will share their craft on the west coast at a nationally-known festival next week.

Fitger's Brewhouse is the only brewery from Minnesota invited to the Oregon Brewers Festival this year. They will join 87 other breweries in Portland, where each will bring one of their craft brews to pour.

Fitger's master brewer Dave Hoops said Portland is the nation's unofficial craft brew capitol. The city has 50 breweries within their city limits.

Hoops is bringing one of their popular IPAs, Hoppelujah.

"It's the quintessential North Shore-style IPA, meaning it's drier than a bone...and the nose, you can stand here and smell it. Grapefruit, citrus, and blueberry," explained Hoops.

This will be Fitger's Brewhouse first time to the festival.

"We are the only Minnesota brewery this year that has been invited so it's a huge honor for our brewery, Dave Hoops, and his crew that we are invited to this," said Brad Nelson with the Brewhouse.

Nelson said 80,000 people come out for the festival each year. Admission to the festival is free and it runs from July 23-27.

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