The University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center, located in Grand Rapids is experimenting with growing hops. During this year’s Horticultural Day Open House event on August 28th, the hops station will be part a wagon ride tour, and the organizers of the event would like to have some brewers on hand to talk about
hops, have some samples for folks to smell and talk about hops is used in brewing.
They are growing Brewers Gold and Columbus varieties, but will provide several other commercial varieties for for us to show and let the public experience. This is another opportunity for some members of our club to get involved in fun community event.
We will not be serving home brew, but instead talking about our hobby and hops. Let Chad Haatvedt know if you are interested in helping out. It would be nice to have a several folks to help split the time span into two shifts (you are certainly welcome to do the whole thing if you want). We need to let them know soon if we can help out.
Details @ http://ncroc.cfans.umn.edu/news-events/horticulture-day-2015
1861 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN
Friday, August 28th from 2-7PM