GSN Review: Hopworks High Lift Cherry Sour

Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB), the first B Corp brewery in the Pacific Northwest, is kicking off the season with the release of High Lift Cherry Sour, a limited-run kettle sour brewed with a blend of tart and dark sweet cherries sourced from Oregon Fruit Products. 

“We’ve been wanting to brew a sour that highlights the best of Oregon’s cherry harvest,” said Matt Speckenbach, Head Brewer at Hopworks. “We’re extremely proud of High Lift and how the brewers crafted a very well-rounded sour that’s perfect for the transition into spring!” 

High Lift Cherry Sour is available on tap and in 16 oz 4-packs ($9.99) at both the Powell Mothership, 2944 SE Powell Blvd., and HUB Vancouver, 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington. 

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 2008 by Christian and Brandie Ettinger, Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and support our community. Family-owned and operated, Hopworks sources thoughtfully, operates efficiently and minimizes waste in an effort to protect the planet. The company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 10,000 barrels of beer a year for Hopworks’ brewpubs and distribution throughout Cascadia.

GSN’s Remarks: The cherry flavor just about blasts out of the can with this one. The sour ale pairs beautifully with the semi-tart fruit and creates a mouthwatering refresher. We love the way it looks in the glass as well, with a dark reddish-brown tint and a foamy head. This is a brew that would be welcome year round, but if you can grab a few four-packs now, you can count yourself lucky. GSN Rating: A+

For more information go to: Hopworks Beer