WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOP HOUSES?
Did the big, bad wolf blow them all down?
The farms around Cooperstown, our home, were once covered with hop fields and hop houses dotted the landscape as far as you could see. Times changed and there are but a few left to be seen - mostly historical preservations. But hop farms are coming back to our area, and we expect to see new hop houses going up, maybe even on our own farmstead where we planted our first test crop in 2013.
Our take on a Belgian-influenced pale ale honors the hop. Using both American and European hops, this celebrates Old World and New World growers. It’s perfect for fests and feasts, something Belgians and Americans adore.
To honor the ancient art of hop-growing, we put an old hop house on the label of this, one of our hoppiest beers.
Feel free to enjoy with friends. Both rural and citified.