Hop harvest: Virtual and real

Hop harvest has begun in the Northern Hemisphere. Many brewers have canceled travels plans to the Yakima Valley, to the Willamette Valley, to Germany’s Hallertau region, to Kent in the UK, to Bohemia, to . . .

A “virtual harvest” may not smell the same, but the world’s largest vendors are giving it a go. Hopsteiner starts if off this week with an introduction to its breeding program. Yakima Chief Hops has multiple events planned Monday through Friday every week this month.

On a personal note, my Twitter and Instagram feeds are full of photos from harvest.

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Dried Centennials on our Cooling Floor!

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