Saturday, August 9, 2014

5th Annual Hop Harvest Tour

Cascade hops at sunset
This year, our Hop Harvest Tour promises to be the best ever.  Not only will we have a very informative tour of our hop yard and the process of growing hops, but we will be having samples of beer made from our hops from Hi Wire and Lookout Brewing Companies.  
Pickers in the yard
And for the first time ever, we will have live music provided by Unnamed Suspects.  This should really be fun and educational to boot.

The event starts at 1 pm. and tickets are $12 online at our website , or $15 at the gate.  After the tour ends around 3 pm. visitors are encouraged to visit Hi Wire Brewery in Asheville, or Lookout Brewery located only 3.5 miles from the farm.
Cascade and Nugget hops ready for the Lookout Brewing Co.
What is truly unique about this harvest is that the cones are picked off of the vine and used immediately in the brewing process, all within 8 hours.  This is called a "wet hop" or "fresh hop" beer and offers a taste that is truly aromatic and floral.  Talk about fresh!  And local!

Folks at the tour
Get your tickets early as we will have a limited amount for sale.