By William Brand
Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 4:02 pm in Uncategorized.
Lagunitas hop field near Marshall, CA.
The hop shortage has caught every brewer’s attention, even breweries with an assured supply of hops. At Lagunitas in Petaluma, CA., co-founder Tony Magee proudly notes they’ve planted one-third of an acre with Emperer and Pathetique hops.
Emperor hops add a spicy note to Maximus, the brawny Lagunitas IPA. Pathetique, a hop that I know nothing about and nobody at two home brew stores had heard of, is also listed as used in Maxiumus. Do you know about this hop? Let us know. Post something here or send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oh yes, the hop field’s in Marshall on the shore of Tomales Bay. “The well is in, the irrigation all set up, the trellis’ are strung, and the little buggers are all in the ground and ready to climb!” Tony says.
Go you buggers go!.