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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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Finkel & Garf Brewing Company | Dry Hopped Amber

June 29, 2015 |

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes

IBU: 50

ABV: 5.2%

When you think of a Colorado amber, Fat Tire is normally the beer that comes to mind. However, since opening in 2014 Gunbarrel-based brewery, Finkel & Garf, has sought to modernize … Read More

Picking Hops With Wynkoop Brewery

August 28, 2012 |

On August 9, I was invited to join the Wynkoop brewers and staff to pick locally-grown hops for their beer Belgarado. It is a Belgian style Pale Ale made with all Colorado grown ingredients, except for the yeast. Fresh cut Chinook hops were shipped over to the brewery from Voss Farms in Arvada, CO. One of my friends from Kentucky, Andrew, was in Denver for the week and he was thrilled to be a part of this process. Plus, we were goaded with the promise of free beer.
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