hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer
#60: German Hops & Idling The Farm
When you think of German hops you likely think of Noble varieties and classic beer styles. Yet over the years the demands of the market have forced German hop farmers to move with the times, and the more modern varieties coming out of the region have tended toward high alpha and dual purpose hops. Speaking of dual purpose, on this episode we also dive into how to idle your farm when demand and available labor are not what you had expected them to be. In case of unexpected events such as, I don’t know, maybe a global pandemic?