Bring me some peanuts and an IPA? Yep. The Single-A baseball Hillsboro Hops announced a multi-year partnership with BridgePort Brewing Co., based in Portland, Ore., which will allow fans to enjoy a nice craft beer when watching minor league baseball.
“We knew when we named our team The Hops that we’d need to find a beer partner that has a rich history of excellence, and BridgePort Brewing Co., Oregon’s oldest craft brewery is that partner,” commented vice president and general manager K.L Wombacher. “It has been our goal to offer the best craft beer selection of any Single-A baseball team and having everything from BridgePort’s IPA to Hop Czar and Summer Squeeze on tap will do just that.”
The partnership includes BridgePort brands featured throughout the stadium through signage and logos. An official BridgePort Beer Garden will be located off of the first base line with access to food, craft beer and a great view of the field. In addition, BridgePort will be producing a limited small batch Hillsboro Hops special brew to be poured at the beer garden and BrewPub in the pearl district of Portland.
“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,” commented Jeff Edgerton, brewmaster for BridgePort Brewing. “I’m picturing a sunny day sometime 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 June 17 against the Eugene Emeralds. Hillsboro Hops season tickets are on sale now. Just calling (503) 640-0887 or go online to www.hillsborohops.com.