Hop harvest and brew with Jailbreak

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Last Thursday, we harvested our hops alongside members of the Jailbreak Brewing Company crew. Once out of the ground, we hightailed it down to the brewery and had them in the boil in just a few hours. I will be posting more, but wanted to put some pictures up in the meantime.

A History of: Shut the Farmhouse Door! What is a Farmhouse Ale, Anyway?

I have been wondering why Farmhouse Ales were called that for a long time, but just made my own assumptions. Great to know the actual origin, although it was fun to be ignorant and make up tales of yore.

The Glasshopper

Well, it’s more of a branch of beers than a styles.

Hey Guys!

I have been seeing Farmhouse Ales everywhere lately, so I wanted to take a bit of time to talk to you about what a Farmhouse Ale is and where it comes from.

I saw that New Belgiumshared apictureon Instagram of their new farmhouse ale that is coming out very soon. It’s an exciting time of the year because summer beers are coming out. It’s a time for fruity and hoppy flavored beers. Beers are going to pop and come alive for the summer. This is a time where we come together to celebrate all the summer activities

(Side note: one of my favorite summer phenomena is the summer blockbuster movie season. More specifically, Marvel Cinematic Universe’s releases every summer.

Topically, I’m really excited for the release of Ant-Man, the weekend of July 17th

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How to start your own hop farm. Part 1: Picking the right varietal(s)

Ever since visiting Belgium and seeing the hop farms that seemed to populate every field in every small town, I have been drawn to the idea of farming hops. I think this feeling is only natural for a beer lover who traveled to Belgium with no plan other than to drink lots of beers with his best friend. Continue reading

Pepper Hop Pickle Recipe

Ever since I saw this Washington Post article on Dogfish Head and Brooklyn Brine’s collaboration on hop pickles that retail for $8.99 (or McClure’s Pickles for $13!) and subsequently being disappointed by the lack of taste, I wanted to make them myself. Continue reading