Monday, July 16 – Hopfest: Backyard Hops @ The Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn:
We’re starting the events of the week a bit early this week for one very hoppy reason: Hopefest: Backyard Hops at the Brooklyn Brewery. Stop by the Brooklyn Brewery tonight for a beery educational event that any self-respecting hop-head would not want to miss. Hops are the ingredient in beer that give it a range of delicious flavors – from bitter to citrus to pine to resin to floral. Relatives to cannabis, these precious flowering plants are usually grown in large farms that straddle certain climate zones. However, recently there has a been a large push in the craft beer community to grow your own hops on premises. This has become so popular that even home-brewers are hopping up their gardens in order to create a more organic, homemade brew.
Hopfest: Backyard Hops showcases these homemade brewers and hop growers by highlighting some of the foremost hop growers in New York City. These brewers are so dedicated to their craft that they are squeezing greenery out of what little apartment/yard space this urban jungle throws at them in order to produce homemade ingredients. The event will provide an interesting look into growing hops in NYC including – how to’s, what hops to grow, demonstrations and tastings of local brews made with backyard hops.