Wet Hop Festival

Event has passed (Sun Sep 3, 2017 - Sun Sep 3, 2017)
Fogbelt Brewing Co.
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM


2nd Annual Wet Hop Fest

Join us for a the best beer time of the year...harvest! Harvest gives us the opportunity to showcase the hop in its best form. We will also be taking the ENTIRE parking lot for this event and with We Bring The Bar providing a large outdoor fully functional bar, BBQ cooking street tacos, hop picking demo provided by NorCal Hop Alliance, and Squire Cigars hosting a cigar and beer pairing. Best part, NO ticket fee! You don't want to miss this Labor Day Weekend event!

What are Wet Hops? They are hops that are used in brewing immediately after being picked from the bine (not vine). Wet hops have a different taste than kiln-dried hops. The base notes are similar, but there’s less full-throttle intensity, and the fresh hops add a vibrancy, a fineness, a definition, and a chlorophyll-driven energy that you don’t get in standard-hopped beers. Sounds good, doesn't it?!

Fresco Del Norte IPA- Our flagship Del Norte with a wet hop twist using Chinook & Centennial from Hopmeister in Clearlake, CA.

Wet Hop New World Fest Lager- We wet hopped this lager with Chinook, Columbus & Cascade from Redwood Hill Farm in Sebastopol, CA.

NorCal Hop Alliance IPA- A collaboration IPA using 100% local hops from a variety of hop farms around Sonoma County. All hop farms are members of the NorCal Hop Growers Alliance.

Wet Hop Treehouse Saison- Our take on the classic farmhouse ale using estate grown wet hops, Treehouse boasts a rich Belgian yeast character with notes of bubblegum and melon, with a spicy hop finish.

Sentinel Wet Hop Ale- 100% heritage variety of California Cluster grown wild along the Russian River.

Down Dirty Shake, (downdirtyshake.bandcamp.com)
The Restless Sons, (therestlesssons.com)
Odd Job Ensemble, (www.oddjobensemble.com)

Fogbelt Taqueria serving up street tacos.

Cigar & Beer Pairing
Specially designated space in the back of the parking lot provided by Squire Cigars. 21+ Only.

Hop Picking Demo and Booth
Provided by NorCal Hop Growers Alliance, (www.norcalhopgrowersalliance.org)


  1. Fogbelt Brewing Co. 1305 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA