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‘Going long’ with Goose Island and hops

Hopper house, Kent, England, 1800s

Because they asked so politely, and because I think it is fun, I’ve once again answered Boak & Bailey’s call to write something longer.

The official play date is 30 August, but I’m jumping the gun because I have more hop farms to visit this weekend.

“What’s good for the Goose is good for the hop farm” takes a slow, meandering road, to be honest. You’ve been warned. Long, but slow.

To find faster moving long posts try #beerylongreads on Twitter.

2 Responses to ‘Going long’ with Goose Island and hops

  1. Bill August 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    An awesome article. Ties together so much — romance and beauty, sure, but the hard work that comes with agriculture and noting that migrant work is necessary, and that the “unskilled” workers are actually pretty darned skilled. Josh Noel’s piece on this trip for the Chicago Tribune was great in exploring the interplay between the farm, Goose, and ABInBev, but your piece touches on so much more. Thanks.

  2. Bill September 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm #

    The Good Beer Hunting piece is great, too — very neat to see three authors take different directions from the same opportunity.

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