HERE'S WHAT'S BREWIN'

Progress Report – 4/24/18

Fall 2017 Harvest went relatively well, but aspects of it went not so well.  Japanese beetles ravaged the hops again and rendered at least a handful of them FUBAR (no translation available).  That's all the bad news though.  We made friends with another local hop...

Spring Plans

It's been a year of learning experiences for City Harvest Hops.  The harvest of 2015 left a bit to be desired, as some of our most intriguing varieties had yet to finish their first year of growth, and didn't produce much.  There's also been a realization that there's...

Post-Harvest Update – 2015

Our harvest for the first year wasn't quite what I had hoped for volume-wise.  After drying the hops, we came up with a little over 350 ounces.  I was expecting somewhere around 1,000 ounces, but all is well.  The labels look amazing, and the product is strong.  Tom...

Pre-Harvest Update – 2015

Many tasks have been involved in our preparation for harvest.  We recently bought our packaging materials from Impak, constructed two more oasts, and have been in close contact with the businesses that are helping us with production; namely Monday Creations (Label...

Beginning of Summer Update – 2015

Greetings, Today is Memorial Day!  Many view this holiday as the beginning of summer, which gives me an opportunity (aside from taking a little time to remember our fallen troops) to give you a Beginning of Summer Update on the state of my venture, City Harvest Hop...

Collaborating with Andrew Saucke!

Would it be too much to say, "The stars have aligned?"  I think not.  When I contacted Buck Ridge Brewery owner Andrew Saucke in the Fall, I was looking to establish some sort of business relationship with him.  The relationship that evolved is not the one I initially...