After we brewed at Beaver Run Brewery last weekend, I took a walk out to have a look at the hop yard. It was idle, not a sign of any shoots yet. Dan had pruned the hills down and set up the trellis so that everything was ready for spring.
It won't be long at all - I remember a visit last May, and the bines were already topping out. There's a post here:
After brewing and my little walk around the farm, I went home and tasted a tripel that Dan and Chris had brewed over the winter - with a fire. Times are good, but the winter can't end soon enough. I think spring has finally broke.