Mon, Sep 12|
Hops Day at GEMS Farm
Hops growers and brewers are invited for a morning of information sharing in the hopyard.
Time & Location
Sep 12, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Carlisle, 180 Goodyear Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015, USA
About the event
Pennsylvania hops growers, professional brewers, and home craft brewers are invited to come together at GEMS Farm in Cumberland County to learn about growing hops and why you should be brewing with PA grown.
GEMS Farm proprietor Michael Reifsnyder will lead a tour of the 3.25 acre hopyard on this family farm in the beautiful Cumberland Valley of southcentral PA, where Triple Pearl, Comet, Tahoma, Newport, and Mt. Hood hops have been grown since 2017. Tour participants will learn about the requirements for successfully growing this specialty crop, and hear lessons learned on cultivation, pest control, and marketing.
Following the tour, Zymologist and Head Brewer at Lindgren Craft Brewery Jason Simmons will offer an educational brief on the science of brewing with hops, and the benefits of brewing with PA grown. Michael Lindgren will join Jason for Q&A from the perspective of a small but rapidly growing craft brewery owner.
Following the workshop, the Reifsnyders will host a social including a tasting of beer brewed with PA grown hops.
GEMS Farm is a working farm; be aware that the terrain may be wet or uneven. Please dress for the weather.