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#hopharvest Archives – PorchDrinking.com

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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Hop Harvest at Anheuser Busch’s Elk Mountain Farm

October 24, 2016 |

Sprawling across 1,700 acres in Idaho’s northern most region lies the world’s largest contiguous hop farm. Elk Mountain Farms, located in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, just 10 miles from the Canadian border, produces a majority of the hops used by Anheuser Busch InBev’s (ABI) High End Brands Division.

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Event Recap | Terrapin Beer Co. Hop Harvest

November 30, 2015 |

The 2015 Hop Harvest at Terrapin Beer Company was fantastic. The festival was full of splendid brews, wonderful local merchants, delicious food and a whole lot of friends from Terrapin!  Read More

Terrapin Beer Co. | Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout

October 15, 2015 |

ABV 6% | IBU 30

In anticipation of Terrapin Beer Co.’s upcoming Hop Harvest Festival, today’s beer showcase will feature the seasonally appropriate Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout. Admittedly, that is partly because I already consumed my bottle of their newest release, The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA, but Moo-Hoo is well deserving of a write up. To some, Moo-Hoo will be a welcomed relief from the surge of IPAs over the summer and the ongoing flood of pumpkin-themed brews. It is a chocolatey marvel that comes out but once a year. Read More