What do emerging hop shoots look like after a long cold winter? Well, it depends on the hop variety! In our early spring scouting we have been marveling at the purple/green/brown shoots appearing above ground and the fat root stock we've peeked at below ground.
Soon all our plants will move out of our hop nursery and into our new 1/2 acre hop yard, where an 18-foot trellis system awaits them.
In 1998, Saul brewed his first batch of home brew with these guys in Buffalo. Sixteen years later, their friendship and love of beer/brewing has endured! Last weekend, the trio tamped in 14 posts in our new hop yard, jump starting our spring effort! Thank you, Dylan and Guillaume.