BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse employees will be out in the hop fields Friday (Aug. 22) harvesting fresh hops for the brewery's seasonal Field Day IPA. Social media marketing coordinator Johnny Newnes says he will be at the Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Ore., tweeting (@bjsrestaurants) and sending out photos via Instagram. (instagram.com/bjsrestaurants)
"Field Day IPA is a wet hopped IPA, so our harvest of the hops is a real event as we quickly shoot the hops from the fields to the fermenters at our Reno Brewery within hours of picking," Newnes said in an email. "The result of the hop harvest and quick action to brew with those wet hops is an unusually and brilliantly fresh tasting IPA. Needless to say, we are very excited about this year’s batch!"
The beer -- whcih is 6.5 percent alcohol by volume, will be released at all BJ's locations, including those in Columbus, Cincinnati and Dayton, on Sept. 2.