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12 Responses to Where in the beer world? 05.09.11

  1. Chad May 9, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Looks like a hop farmer from the Colorado western slope..

  2. Steve May 9, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Wouldn’t the majority of hop growing areas be in the Northern Hemisphere?

  3. Stan Hieronymus May 9, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Steve – The majority yes, but New Zealand produces several varieties Americans use. Plus a good source of organic hops.

    Chad – Wrong time zone.

  4. Steve May 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    I guess I just didn’t understand the “…so obviously not what you’d call current.

    • Stan Hieronymus May 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Steve – Because the seasons are flipped the hop harvest has just concluded in the southern hemisphere.

  5. Steve May 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Ahh… Sorry Stan, my own fault for focusing on “current.” As a history buff, I figured you meant it was some point in time when hop growing was common, but now is not. My mistake — carry on!

  6. Chad May 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    hmm wrong time zone… but makes it seem like it could be a small producer in an area different then the Pac Northwest.. I might be thinking about this too hard..

    I’m going to guess Michigan as my second choice they have a neat little growing region.. and upstate New York as my third..

    regardless, it’s a great looking photo!

  7. Chaz May 11, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Simple Earth?

  8. Steve May 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Looks like a dead end Stan, no more clues?

    • Stan Hieronymus May 11, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

      OK, Steve. Here’s a big one. If you weren’t there in 2008 (when this picture was taken) then you’re next chance is this year.

  9. Todd May 12, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    I can tell by the leaves that these hops are H. L. var. lupulus and not the native North American hops.

  10. Stan Hieronymus May 13, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    Todd was on to something. The photo was taken in 2008 in front of Hopmuseum Poperinge, and one of the demonstrations during the Poperinge Beer and Hop Festival, which is celebrated every three years in Belgium. It will be held Sept. 16-18 this year, and the parade on Sunday is flat out fun. Excellent museum, open all summer.

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