Posted September 14, 2012
What is Bellwoods doing with their homegrown hops?
Via Bellwoods Brewery –
People often ask about our City Hops Project — namely how the crops are doing and whether or not they’ll be able to sample the fruits of our labour soon — but we really think of it as more of an experiment. Farmers we are not, but the hops have flourished surprisingly well. Cascade did well last year, but Chinook has come out on top this season. Though we couldn’t feasibly grow enough hops to bitter a 16 hectolitre batch, we have had plans in the works to utilize them in some [small] way for some time now. Working with the plant from rhizome (stem) to flower really gives us a better understanding of hops in general, and how better to incorporate them into our bitter brews.