The explosion of the interest in home brewing has kept pace with the explosion of the modern day microbreweries. In a world of consolidation and boring sameness the emergence in the last 2 decades of a plethora of beer choices has flown in the face of the ordinary. Furthermore who would have thought that the next new thing in Americas favorite inebriant would be not the empty sweets of the American powerhouses, but the bitter attitude of the lowly hops. Can you say double IPA?
Riding on this wave has been a resurgence of hops growing, both commercially, and in backyards everywhere. More to come…..