The Hillsboro Hops have agreed to serve beers brewed by Portland-based BridgePort Brewing Company at its home games.
The Single-A baseball team declined to release the details of the multi-year agreement, but said the partnership includes having BridgePort brands featured throughout the stadium through signage and logos.
In addition, an official BridgePort Beer Garden will be located off of the first base line with access to food, craft beer and a view of the field. And BridgePort will be producing a limited small batch Hillsboro Hops special brew to be poured at the beer garden and at the company's brewpub in the Pearl District of Portland.
We knew when we named our team The Hops that wed need to find a beer partner that has a rich history of excellence, and BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregons oldest craft brewery is that partner, Hops vice president and general manager K.L. Wombacher said in a prepared statement. It has been our goal to offer the best craft beer selection of any Single-A baseball team and having everything from BridgePorts IPA to Hop Czar and Summer Squeeze on tap will do just that.
I was already excited when I heard about the Hillsboro Hops, but getting to be the official beer for the team takes that excitement to a whole different level, Jeff Edgerton, Brewmaster for BridgePort Brewing, said in the statement. Im picturing a sunny day some time soon when all of our brewers will get to kick back with the brews of our labor while catching a game.
The Hillsboro Hops will make their home debut in their new state-of-the-art stadium in Hillsboro on Monday, June 17, against the Eugene Emeralds. The state-of-the-art, 4,500-seat stadium is currently under construction in the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex. It is being financed by the sale of $12 million in city bonds at 2.74 percent and the sale of surplus city property for an additional $3.2 million. The complex and stadium are owned by Hillsboro Parks and Recreation.
The Hillsboro Hops are the Single-A baseball affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. The teams season runs from mid-June to early September. The franchise relocated to Hillsboro in 2012. The Hops are part of the 58-year old Northwest League, which includes teams in Boise, Eugene, Salem-Keizer, Tri-Cities, Spokane, Everett and Vancouver BC.
BridgePort Brewing is Oregon's oldest craft breweryThe BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, Hop Czar, Kingpin and a list of seasonal releases. The BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St. in Portland.