How in the world does the title of this blog have anything in common. Well if it is my farm, the Hop'n Blueberry Farm, then the answer is obvious if you know anything about us. The title relates to two of our most popular products, hops and butterflies.
Highland Brewing Company, Western North Carolina most prominent and successful brewery, is getting ready to release their newest seasonal premium beer. One that was made with hops from our farm. It should be available to folks next week. Be sure to check with Highlands to get the release date for sure.
The hops were picked fresh by yours truly and help from Grant DaSantos, the tasting room manager, and John Lyda, the head brewer, three weeks ago and added to John's secret recipe. If it is anything like Highlands last local hop beer, made from my friend Josh Smith of OB Joyful Hops Farm, then it is going to be a most tasty treat!
We are the only place in America that teaches our Monarchs to speak Spanish. Be sure to keep up with our tagging day to come in late September. As a matter of fact, we are already tagging Monarchs on the farm, just in case there is a early departure this year.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Believe it or not, it is possible that one single planting of a cascade plant that I planted at Highland Brewing Company has produced seven pounds of wet hops, far out producing two other vines that only produced two pounds each!! Just TWO POUNDS EACH!! Wow!!!!
This secret is gonna cost ya!