There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with making a beer that incorporates homegrown ingredients. Growing or foraging adjunct ingredients like fruits, peppers, herbs, nuts, various tree parts, and the like is one thing, but incorporating homegrown versions of one or more of the base ingredients takes more planning (water excluded). For most of us growing... Continue Reading →
Ohio Grown Hops Part 2 – The grower’s perspective
Welcome back for the second installment of my two part series on Ohio grown hops. Yesterday we got the brewer's perspective. For the most part everyone was supportive, some downright enthusiastic, about using local hops. At the same time there were many questions about the supply, or lack thereof, and quality of local hops. Several breweries... Continue Reading →
Ohio Grown Hops Part 1 – The brewer’s perspective
In today’s post I ask Central Ohio brewers to share their opinions and experiences with locally grown hops.