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Events & Workshops

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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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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“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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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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Waiting until the Hops are ready: a note from Hop Head Bon

Sometimes nature does not do exactly what we want.  It is something that we can pretend that we  control.  The truth is that nature controls us and we learn how to react to it.  If you fight it too much, you will end up very tired and probably defeated.  I try to learn from nature … Continue reading »

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Hop Planting Time at Hop Head Farms! Calling all Volunteers!!

Hello! Here at Hop Head Farms we are getting ready for planting our 15,000 hop plants!  Planting will begin on May 12th and continue until we are done.   The goal is to have all the plants in by June 3rd.  Many hands make light work, and good company while getting the job done.   A celebration … Continue reading »

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Join Us March 3rd as we Host the Hop Grower & Brewer Meeting at the Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, MI!

Hop To It Barry County on March 3rd  as we will be helping to host the hop grower and brewer meeting organized by our wonderful Barry County Economic Alliance president, Valerie Byrnes.  The Michigan Restaurant Association will be presenting the results of their joint grant with the Michigan Brewers Guild on how to promote expanding hop … Continue reading »

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