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Tagged With: Hop Head Farms

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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Mr. Green Genes Series – Vol. 2 – Why Hops?

Premise: see former post about Fantasy vs. Reality.  This post, by Mr. Green Genes is in response to the many inquiries we get about people “interested in” or “thinking about” or “wondering if you could answer a few questions about” – putting in a hop yard. WHY HOPS? EASY ANSWERS (not necessarily the opinions of … 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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“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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“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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Hops Growing a Community or A Community Growing Hops?- a note from HopHeadBon

Wow!  Well, here we are on the 26th of July!  I am feeling a bit reflective and very thankful.  I want to take some time to acknowledge  some folks who have really made a difference in the growth of Hop Head Farms. We are a part of a wonderful community here in Hickory Corners.  Neighbors, … Continue reading »

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