Hops…

For those of you who have been out of the loop, we grew our very own hops this year! We planted three varieties in the garden but unfortunately forgot to label which plant was what, let alone what we actually planted. So until we figure it all out, we will refer to the plants as Hop Plant 1, 2, & 3. While none of the plants were technically supposed to produce hops, Hop Plant 1 yielded about 3 oz. of freshly grown hoppy goodness.

So as you can see from the pictures, I was very excited that we are even closer to brewing a beer with only locally harvested ingredients. So far we have the hops and the water, now all we need is to grow our own yeast and malt. Also, let me just clarify that our water is NOT city water. We brew with the finest water in town from a natural spring in the North Georgia Mountains. Jamie has gladly provided us with his awesome water from Fontis Water. If you’ve never heard of it, I suggest you check it out and try some for yourself.

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Tonight we dine…in celebration!

– Chris

This post isn’t necessarily beer-related, but it is Jamie’s birthday today, and he does like beer, so, this momentous occasion makes it onto the blog. We’re about to head out to a little birthday dinner to honor our dear friend, but even in this light, I’m thinking about you, reader. I’m thinking about how you haven’t had enough to read lately. Check back tomorrow for more! Happy birthday Jamie!