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HOP GARDEN AUGUST

August 24th 2019
We are making the hop garden ready for the Spring, cutting down and composting last years growth, expanding plantings of newer varieties, mulching, fertilising as the new seasons growth starts to emerge.

THE HOP GROWERS TIMELINE

August 24th 2019
We created a new guide to help you visusalise what happens in the year of a hop plant. it is in the form of a timeline and describes what to expect each month of the year from the perspective of a grower.

HOOK NORTON BREWERY

Posted August 4th 2019
We do a tour of the Hook Norton Victorian steam brewery in Oxfordshire Cotswolds and taste their beer. Delivery is still done by horse & cart to local pubs.

FULLERS BREWERY

Posted August 4th 2019
A worthwile endeavour while in London is a tour of Fullers brewery in Chisick beside the Thames.

UK HOP COLLECTION

Aug 1st 2019
A tour of the UK hop collection in Kent with Peter Darby. The collection is used by Shepherd Neame in Faversham and has over 250 varieties

PILSNER URQUELL

May 30th 2019

We tour the Czech brewery and drink several glasses of unfiltered, unpasteurised beer in the old cellars.

HOPS IN THE HALLERTAU

June 2nd 2019

We stay in Wolnzach, Bavaria,  visit the hop museum and drink some wonderful German beer.

HOP DORMANCY

Posted 5th May 2019
Our hops are going into dormacy with all last seasons growth starting to die off.

HOPS IN WINTER

Posted 5th May 2019

How to make your hops comfortable in Winter.

Matt Brynildson

Posted 8th April 2019
Great to meet Matt Brynildson from Firestone Walker at the Hapi Symposium & Festival in Wellington and taste his MIND HAZE hazy IPA. (Recipe on hazy page) Thanks to Pete & Jos from Garage Project for organising such an amazing event 

Hapi Festival

Posted 8th April 2019
Great to catch up with Doug & Gabi from Gladfield, Ron, Kerry & Aisling from Plant & Food, Doug & Colin from NZ Hops and learn the latest info on hops and try some cutting edge beer from 12 or more international breweries.

HAPI SYMPOSIUM

April 6th 2019
Brewers panel discussion on NEIPA (Hazy). Also talks about hops from Matt Brynildson (Firestone Walker) Dave Dunbar (Feestyle Farms) Andrew Schwarz (Modern Times) & Pete Gellespie (Garage Project)

CHEESECAKE FACTORY

March 25th 2019
At the Cheese Cake Factory in Waikiki. 

BLUENOTE HAWAII

March 25th 2019
Brian Culbertson concert @ the Bluenote Waikiki

Sunset Over the Hop Garden

Posted 16th March 2019
Blessed with a beautiful sunset over our hop garden on the 16th March 2019

Luponic Distortion IPA #12

16th March 2019
Luponic Distortion IPA #12 from Firestone Walker showcasing new hops with each different release every 2 months

Relaxing

Posted 7th March 2019

Enjoying a Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin @ The Hula Grill Bar

Luponic Distortion IPA #11

7th March 2019
Luponic Distortion IPA #11 from Firestone Walker showcasing new hops with each different release every 2 months

Kortegasts Hokitika® Hop

Posted 7th March 2019 
A hop of European origin was planted by the Kortegast brewing company on the banks of the Hokitika river in Westland NZ in the 1880′s. Still surviving to this day, this heritage variety is now made available to the NZ public.

Hop Harvest 2019 Underway

Posted 7th March 2019
Here at Eyrewell in North Canterbury, the hop harvest began with Cascade first week of March and we are now picking Tangerine Dream® (above) which is our most prolific hop with masses of large cones and is easy to pick. Halla® & Sticklebract to follow.

Golden Daze®

Posted 29th January 2019
Golden Daze® used to good effect in a private garden.

Orange Sunrise®

22nd February 2019
Nearing picking time

Tangerine Dream®

22nd February 2019
Nearing picking time

Mount Hood

Posted 29th January 2019
Mount Hood growing in a lawn making a fantastic show piece with 6 plants on each pole.

National Hop Collection

Posted February 2018
Lyndsay & Peter Darby share a joke at the UK National Hop collection in Kent.

Mordue Brewery

Posted February 2018

Mordue brewery of Newcastle UK have made a trial brew based on their Northumbrian Blonde using Tangerine Dream® hops in preparation for a 10bbl batch.

National Hop Collection

Posted February 2018
Peter Darby & myself amongst the hops in Faversham. Peter created the dwarf hops that are currently being grown in Britain. He is also reviewing all of the hops that were rejected in previous decades in view of how brewers and public tastes have changed.

Hop Garden 3rd Year

Posted ‎6‎ ‎March‎ ‎2019

Hop Garden 3rd Year

Posted ‎16‎ ‎March‎ ‎2019

NZ

Epic Hop Party 2018
Video

http://www.epicbeer.com
Nelson Beer Week March 2018

Hop Garden First Year

Posted ‎10‎ ‎March‎ ‎2017

Hop Garden First Year

Posted ‎10‎ ‎March‎ ‎2017

Start of the Hop Garden

Posted 12th Sept 2016

Start of the Hop Garden

Posted 12th Sept 2016

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