January 24, 2017

Back in October, I had the privilege to start collaborating with The Alchemist, maker of the highly sought Heady Topper.  During the first week of November, Heady Topper lip balm went on sale at The Alchemist's new brewery in Stowe, VT.  Here's a little video that show...

July 23, 2016

Last year, I got my first taste of the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition- literally.  Originally signed up to steward, the judge coordinator reached out and asked if I would be willing to judge.  With some apprehension, I agreed.  Everyone I encountered on judging day...

July 23, 2016

Not before they went to the fair!  Last year, the Chinook were ready to be harvested while the fair was happening.  It worked out perfectly as fair-goers who stopped by our display got to see us picking cones.  Many were surprised to see how long the bines were.  The c...

June 29, 2015

Very excited to be a part of this year's competition as a sponsor AND as a steward during the day of competition.  Looking forward to learning about (sampling) some fantastic homebrews.  I've come to find, there are some incredibly talented brewers right in our area....

June 29, 2015

Very excited to be headed back to the fair - especially, for this milestone year.  I'll be in the greenhouse again... makes for a perfect spot as fairgoers make their way to the craft beer tent.  The plan includes having some plants for people to see, as well as, diffe...

June 29, 2015

Back in February, Dan McD reached out to me and asked if I'd like to be a guest on his craft-beer podcast. I was more than hapy to do it and so, one evening in March, we headed over to Angry Erik Brewing and recorded an entire 1 hr. podcast about hops - it was a great...

March 4, 2015

This post is way overdue - shown above, are family and friends gathered in front of the fermenters at Angry Erik Brewing.  In mid-October, Angry Erik released their Double IPA, Hop-N-Awe.  Included in the brewing of this amazing craft beer were the fresh Chinook hops...

September 4, 2014

Today marked a milestone for Bentley B. Hops.  At 5:30 this morning, our first harvest commenced and contiuned until 8:00. The Chinook cones were perfect for harvesting- nice papery feel, PHENOMENAL aroma, and petals loaded with gorgeous yellow lupulin.  Within 5 hours...

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