Saturday, May 17, 2008

Growing Beer

Most beer drinkers have never seen the raw version of a key ingredient -- hops. In Belgium, a key hop-growing region is near Poperinge, the town where we stayed on our short trip.

These hops are just starting their climb ... they'll reach the top before they're harvested. Poperinge has a lively hop festival in September -- you can read about it here.


Dick said...

We have a small brewery here on Texel and they use the Belgium hop, it's the best you can get they told me.

Bergson said...

to see so small hop; give me thirst!!!

b.c. said...

haha love the title, and a glimpse of these hops (never actually seen the plant before)