Harvest Time- Hardywood Park RVA IPA



Its time for Hardywood to brew up another batch of their Reserve Series  RVA IPA. This year, we have hops to supply.

We are excited to be part of this wonderful community hopped ale.  What is a community hopped ale you ask? Well the folks at Hardywood Park have designed a beer that incorporates only locally grown hops. They give rhizomes out for free each spring. In return, the local home growers give back some of their harvest as a donation to the project. It is a wonderful way to get the local community involved.

Hardywood called us and placed an order for our Cascade. They will be purchasing whatever amount of Cascade we have. So its time to harvest the rest from our VA yard. We hope to supply them with about 20 pounds of fresh Cascade. We will be donating a few pounds as well.  This will come in the form of a complete plant cut and delivered. This will allow some of the patrons who did not grow hops a chance to pick some.

We cant wait to get back in the yard and lower the trellis on Saturday morning. We have a few volunteers from Huguenot Hops and Beagles BBQ to help us out. On average it takes about an hour to harvest 1-2 pounds of hops by hand. We will start early and end early. The plan is to deliver and socialize at the venue. We would love a chance to meet some other growers in the RVA.

Cheers!

Cascade

 

 

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