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2012 BetterBeerBlog Hop Harvest

If you don’t already know, hops are the cone-shaped flowers of the hop plant. These flowers are more than just ornamental, they are responsible for giving the craft beers we love their distinctive bitterness, flavors, and aromas. We grow 4 … Continue reading

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2011 Wet Hop Festival at The Bistro this Saturday

This coming Saturday marks what I believe will be the 8th Annual Wet Hop Festival at The Bistro in downtown Hayward. The Bistro has a love for hops – they already host the IPA and Double IPA Festivals – and … Continue reading

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2011 Estaniel Estate Hop Harvest

I decided to grow hops at home for the sheer curiosity. As a homebrewer, I thought it would be pretty cool to be able to grow some of my ingredients at home, and if the last few years of growing … Continue reading

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The Little Hop Yard that Could

Update – Received this via email this morning regarding the inventory at the Hop Yard. The 2010 hops harvest is almost at an end!  We had a small harvest of Centennial this year and most of that went to a few … Continue reading

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Hopinions: Paging Dr. Greenthumb

From: Mario at Brewed For Thought I was all excited when I planted my hops.  I knew they were a little late in the season, but I was confident I could get them in the ground and get that first … Continue reading

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Harvest Ale

This beer has been 18 months in the making, maybe more. No, I didn’t age this beer. It just took about a year and a half for my Cascade hop plant to bear fruit. Well, to be really technical, they … Continue reading

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