The Pursuit of Hoppiness

posted Oct 23, 2014, 7:14 AM by Devon Kistler
Tall spindles of greenery are topped with what look almost like small, soft light-green pinecones. The smell is divine. trolling into a multitude of hop bines is like walking into a pint of beer. Volunteers worked feverishly at Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton in mid-August to handpick the hops off the bine or plant — the first step in the local brewing process.