What An Idea For A Field Trip – Help Pick Hops At Blue Mountain Brewery

HopsWant to get a bit closer to good beer and the beer making process, but don’t have your own brewery?  It seems you might be in luck.  In one of the most interesting brewery related events that I’ve heard of, Blue Mountain brewery in Afton, Va is inviting anyone interested in helping pick hops to come by and do just that on August 2nd.  The hops picked on this day will be used in a special release beer, “Cascade Tribute”, as well as in Blue Mountain’s Full Nelson Pale Ale.  In addition to helping the team at Blue Mountain produce beer, the event features at least two more satisfying experiences to round out the day, and these are completely sensory.  Since the email that I received from Blue Mountain said that while ABC laws restrict them from giving you beer for picking hops, it would be available to buy and have during and/or after the picking.  So as you start to come closer to good beer by actually picking hops, your taste buds will be savoring Blue Mountains’ flavorful beers, while off in the distance, a gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the brewery will most certainly be taking your breath away.  Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right?

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. August 2nd.

Check out Blue Mountain’s Website

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~ by thebeerroad on July 20, 2010.

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