I’ve just recently moved to Arizona from NYC and began growing my own hops. If you haven’t dabbled in this, I recommend it! Arizona is dry and hot most of the year, which isn’t necessarily ideal for hops, so I wanted to share my findings and give you the west coast approach.
On a beautiful, warm Sunday morning, the Brewminaries and friends gathered outside Bitter & Esters for a bike crawl to Queens to celebrate the release of the Ryes of the Brewminaries collaboration beer at Rockaway Brewing Company. Bitter & Esters co-owner, John LaPolla, organized the event that would take a team of beer lovers up through Brooklyn to three breweries in Long Island City: Transmitter, Big Alice, and Rockaway Brewing Company.
On the afternoon of March 30th, just two weeks since we officially started the Brewminaries, a crew of Brewmies gathered on Bitter & Esters to brew a recipe based on Pliny the Elder to test three conditions for dry hopping.
The topic of the characteristics of the new public domain hop as Cashmere, Tahoma, Triple Pearl, and Yakima Gold recently popped up in the Breminaries’ forums. Here’s what Brewmie Bobby Bendily of Bitter and Esters’ had to share...