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Tagged With: Craft Breweries

Hop Head Farms – (mostly) Harvest Clients & Their Beers 1st of 3 or more

     Just a quick note before many more of our hops hit the market and crazily delicious new beers are created with the latest and greatest newly released hops from the research center in Hüll, Germany.  The list below comprises the brewers and breweries that have used either wet, dried whole cone, or our European … Continue reading »

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Growing Hops is a LOT of Work- Even in the Winter: a note fromHopHeadBon

Hello out there, in internet land!  Jeff and I get a lot of questions like: “What do you guys do in the winter?“ “When do you start to get busy?“ and  ”What are you doing on the farm right now” Well, these are all good questions I guess.  Jeff gets a little annoyed because he … Continue reading »

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More from 2013 American Hop Grower Convention:from HopHead Bon

  Wow!!! What a crazy 2 days it has been!  As we get ready for day 3, I am trying to sort out what we have experienced so far. On Tuesday afternoon we were allowed to sit in on the National Clean Plant Network meeting.  This was very interesting.  We realized how much goes into … Continue reading »

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Lessons from the USA Hop Convention: A note from HopHead Bon

      It is Day 1 of the 2013 USA Hop Convention.  Jeff and I arrived in Chico last night.   We had a great time hanging out with many PNW hop growers in the lounge at the hotel. This is just the beginning.  We have 4 more days to go.  Each day we will … Continue reading »

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Team Hop Head Taking on New Members! a note from Hop Head Bon

Harvest was completed just a few short weeks ago.  The hop yard is all put to bed for the winter.  Now we begin planning for next year.  The work is never over.  It just changes gears. Jeff, Nunzino and I have some time to reflect on what we have built and what is yet to … Continue reading »

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“Brew View” Brett VanderKamp/ New Holland Brewing Co.,Q&A with Bob Benenson

Brett VanderKamp, co-founder and president, New Holland Brewing Company The general image of craft beer may be one of urban hipster entrepreneurialism, with breweries popping up in gritty post-industrial surroundings. But that is far from the whole story, as underscored by Michigan’s New Holland Brewing Company. New Holland — the third-largest craft brewer in the … Continue reading »

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“Brew View” Begyle Brewing Co.,Q&A with Bob Benenson

 Begyle, a new craft brewery that will be open for business soon in Chicago, has drawn attention in the beer world for its “crowd-sourcing” efforts. The young co-owners of the North Side start-up — Brendan Blume, Kevin Cary and Matt Ritchey — are waging a campaign to raise money on the Kickstarter site to buy … Continue reading »

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“The Brew View” DryHop Brewers Q & A with Bob Benenson

Greg Shuff (owner) and Brant Dubovick (head brewer), DryHop Chicago brewpub, July 16, 2012:   Have you ever joked about beer being better than sex? That proposition will get a new twist in a few months when DryHop — a gastro-pub with an all-star lineup in the brewhouse and kitchen — opens in a Chicago … Continue reading »

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Sam Sherwood, head brewer, Walldorff Brewpub and Bistro, Hastings, Michigan

The southwestern portion of Michigan has become a hotbed for craft brewing over the past couple of decades, with producers such as Bell’s (of Kalamazoo) and Founders (of Grand Rapids) growing into nationally recognized brands, and others gaining serious regional reputations. Yet when Michigan Travel and Vacation magazine in June 2012 named the winner of … Continue reading »

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A Welcome to Hop Head Bob

This spring we had the pleasure of meeting Bob Benenson.  He is a writer going through a sort of rebirth.  Having been a political writer and editor for many years (something I try to stay far away from), Bob decided to make the move to more enjoyable things in life.  That move brought Bob, his … Continue reading »

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