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5 Questions With Crooked Yard Hops Founder Jake TeSelle

September 1, 2020 | 1

While Oktoberfest style beers and Pumpkin Ales get all the attention as summer turns to fall, true beer fans know what September brings: fresh hop season. Fresh hops or wet hops, depending on who you talk to, are only available for an extremely limited time frame and are usually brewed within a day of being picked. Their distinct flavor and unmistakable aroma are as exciting for brewers as they are for beer fans. But the story doesn’t start with the harvest—it starts years earlier under the care of hops farmers.

With fresh hop season quickly approaching, we chatted with Jake TeSelle, founder of Crooked Yard Hops, to discuss every beer lover’s favorite ingredient: hops.

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Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | JAWN Pale Ale

April 29, 2020 |

Jawn – /jôn/ – (noun)

“Eastern Pennsylvania slang used to refer to a person, place, thing or event that one need not or can not give specific name to.”

Not as in I jawn, you jawn, he… she… we… jawn. That usage would be incorrect. The proper usage of “jawn” is for any and all nouns. Including Neshaminy Creek JAWN Pale Ale.

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Hop Harvest at The Hop Yard

September 17, 2019 |

As a crisp breeze blows in the early morning, it is clear that fall is in air. Although the sun still shines at high noon, the days are ever so slightly shorter and the nights ever so slightly cooler. With the change in season comes not only pumpkin-spiced everything and the return of flannels, but also harvest. One can enjoy that spiced latte at the farmers market while picking up the year’s best produce. However, it is not just gourds and sunflowers in bloom: The start of fall is also hop harvest season.
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Founders Brewing Company | PC Pils

August 18, 2017 |

Founders Brewing Company’s PC Pils has become my summer go-to beer. I’m not certain how that came to be–I didn’t search it out. I simply picked it out one day when looking for an easy drinking brew, and was pleasantly surprised with the light, refreshing style. Before long it became the natural beer to pick up when we were looking to drink something reliable and quenching.

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Port Brewing Shark Attack

August 5, 2013 |

Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale

9% ABV
70 IBUs

One of my favorite weeks in Television has begun, I’m talking about Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Sharks have always been a source of both wonderment and fear for me. Legendary beasts of mythical proportions, I read and watched everything I could on them.

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Hop into Summer with Zommerhop

July 14, 2012 |

Zommerhop –  Brouwerij de Molen from the Netherlands

Style: American IPA

ABV:6.2%

IBU:42

Hops: Permiant and Sazz for bittering. Columbus and Cascade for aroma and flavor.

Background: Summer has hit and the temperature is rising. You are looking for a beer … Read More