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Hops, Bridgeport Brewing extend partnership

The Hillsboro Hops and BridgePort Brewing Company announced last week that they have extended their partnership.

BridgePort will continue to produce the award-winning Hillsboro Hops special brew known as “Long Ball Ale.” The popular brew is available at Ron Tonkin Field during Hillsboro Hops home games.

“We created Long Ball Golden Ale specifically to welcome the Hops to Hillsboro three years ago. It’s been a fan favorite since day one,” said Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton. “We’re excited to continue as a partner with the Hops and wish them continued success in the coming season.”

Long Ball Ale won gold in the English-Style Gold Ale/Summer Ale category at last year’s European Beer Star awards, held in Doemens Brewing Academy near Munich, Germany.

Long Ball Ale is dry-hopped with Meridian hops from Willamette Valley and is a golden ale with lemon notes crafted by Edgerton.

The back-to-back defending champion Hillsboro Hops will host their home opener at Ron Tonkin Field on Monday, June 20 against the Eugene Emeralds.