Archive | August, 2012

Saranac Hop Harvest 2012

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The sun feels hot on my back as the sticky bines cling to my fingers. It’s calm and meditative work, picking hops by hand, no doubt very much the way it was done years ago, when these heirloom varieties were first harvested.  Fresh resinous smells waft up towards my face, as I watch the hop cones drop into the basket in front of me, one by one. I look around at smiling faces, long tables lined with volunteers, all happy to be a part of the harvest.

harvesting hopswrobel farms - bridgewater, nybushel of hops

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It’s International Beer Day!

International Beer Day is August 5th

August 5th is International Beer Day, a day celebrated by thousands of people all around the world, all rejoicing in the deliciousness that is BEER.  The day was founded in 2007 by a group of friends, Jesse Avshalomov, Evan Hamilton, Aaron Araki, and Richard Hernandez as a celebration of beer and the people who make and serve it.  They call it a “global celebration of beer, taking place in pubs, breweries, and back yards all over the world — It’s a day for beer lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders, and rejoice in the greatness of beer!”

The idea is simple:

  1. To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness that is beer.
  2. To celebrate the dedicated men and women who brew and serve our beer.
  3. To bring the world together under the united banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations and cultures together on this one remarkable day. More About International Beer Day…