James just returned from Aruba so we hear about Aruba’s largest, smallest, only craft brewery: Fireson Brewing. We’ll also talk about a grower who had hops and then didn’t, and then I’ll critique James’ internal monologue while he’s channeling plants.
Welcome back and Happy New Year! We kick off the year with an uplifting discussion of nitrate poisoning in your hopyard. Then let’s spend some time talking about hop variety trends in brewing, followed by a look at just what happened with Ballast Point’s purchase and impending sale.
It’s a mixed bag this week as we talk about sprayers, strollers and local beer labels. Plus, a big announcement about the first hopnology live webinar coming up in February!
Finally! Months ago we asked our listeners to give us their hopyard plans so that we could review them on-air, and here they are. It’s great to hear what people are trying and we chime in with our usual opinions and suggestions.
We’ve mentioned it many times: you need a solid business plan to keep you on task and define who you want to be. In this episode we finally break down exactly what that means and how valuable things like SWOT analyses are as you try to convince others – and yourself – that your dream […]
Jumping off of last week’s show with Mark we go much deeper into the photoperiod discussion and ask the question: while we all know that “light is good” for plants, why does no one ever talk about why “dark is good” too? Then we read some harvest statistics from the last year to try and […]
It’s the second part of our conversation with Mark from Mountain View Hops. This time we get much more technical with a photoperiod deep dive, some business expansion options and of course a round of Beer or No, Virginia style!
It’s a mixed bag of topics this week. First we’ll touch on some new market trends in beer packaging, specifically smaller cans for the alcohol- and calorie- conscious tasters out there. Then James removes his science filter and we get all down and dirty about biodynamics and sustainability. What does it really mean? Like […]
If you ever think to yourself “I’m so tired of hearing James and Gregg talk”, have we got a treat for you! This week we welcome Mark from Mountain View Hops, a small hop farm in Virginia. Mark is a great example of how to start small, look for the right opportunities and take it […]
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