- The term Hop Mob refers to a robust collection of Triple IPAs. These super-hoppy beers typically weigh in at more than 10 percent Alcohol By Volume.
- The term Roadshow refers to the fact that this is not just one event, but a series of events around the Puget Sound Region spread out over the course of 16 days (February 6 through February 21).
- The term Washington refers to the fact that all of the Hop Mob beers are brewed by Washington breweries.
The Hop Mob Kickoff and the Hop Mob Finale feature all 30+ beers brewed by the participating breweries. Sandwiched between these two events, a series of other events will each offer at least a dozen of the Hop Mob beers.