"Green Acres" it ain't, but we love owning and visiting the Hawksbill Cabin, near Stanley and Luray, Virginia, and a wealth of outdoor activities, including: the "World Famous" Shenandoah River, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, Luray Caverns, and Massanutten Resort. From time to time we'll post about other stuff, too.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Talking Virginia Hops - @hawksbillhops @novabrewfest
Our booth featured the co-op's new logo.
Last weekend I joined two other growers – Nat from
Highline Hops and Gordon from Massanutten Hops, at the NOVA Brewfest. We represented the Old Dominion Hops Co-op
and spent two days talking to brewers, home brewers and the general public
about hops, wet hops, and in general, why locally sourced beer is better for
Virginians. We figure our outreach had
an impact on up to 1,000 people at the booth, and in the sponsor tent where “Cooking
with Beer” was a featured demonstration program.
Some good crowds at the fest.
These were good results for the co-op, and for
the three growers involved. The feedback
we’ve received confirms that there will be continued outreach about our growing
industry – both from the co-op and other growers. I’m looking forward to that – first, though,
we’re getting close to harvest, and that’s a growing priority.
Hawksbill Hop Yards had a new banner on display.
Here are a few highlight photos from the fest –
tomorrow’s post will be the weekly check-in at the hop yards!