Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

NCHGA Meeting

With another successful hop growing seminar under our belt, it's time to get down to earth and soil and focus on farming. Join us for the next meeting to learn more about farming techniques and the hop crop calendar. It's also time to start having conversations with brewers and farmers to figure out committements for harvest time. 

We also be reviewing the group buys and discussing our event calendar for the rest of 2017. 

Please email info@norcalhopgrowersalliance.org for any additional agenda items at least a week before the meeting. 

Happy Spring!

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NorCal Hop Growers Alliance Meeting
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

NorCal Hop Growers Alliance Meeting

2016 has been a wild year and for many reasons we cant wait to kick off 2017. We'd like to welcome our newest members and invite everyone to our first meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm at Fogbelt Brewing Company in Santa Rosa. We are going to coordinate a group buy for coir rope and present some sources for other trellis building materials. Now is a good time to start dialing in your hopyard plans. Depending on your design, you will need 1 or 2 pieces of coir per hill (plant). 

 

We will also be coordinating a group buy for rhizomes that will be taking place in March. Please bring any questions about varieties to the meeting and we can discuss the relative benefits. 

 

Last year our hop growing seminar was a great success, and we'd like to host another seminar this coming spring. This event will require a lot of planning and help, so are going to start the process now. 

 

Also, this year we are gonna mix up the format for meetings a little and include some meetings and tours at member breweries and hopyards. We are also going to be sending out a newsletter to our members and start featuring member brewers and farmers.

 

 

If you have been thinking about joining and growing hops, now is a great time start. Take advantage of our collective knowledge take part in bringing hops back to Northern California. 

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Anniversary NorCal Hop Growers Alliance Meeting
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Anniversary NorCal Hop Growers Alliance Meeting

We have had a big year. Our very first meeting was in October of 2015. That means we are celebrating our first year anniversary. And, we have a lot to celebrate! We formed an organization, joined forces with a bunch of great members, made new industry relationships, purchased a hop harvester, and helped put local fresh hops in great local craft beer. 

 

We skipped a couple of months of meetings because harvest time is so busy, but we need to meet to wrap up the year and take care of some house keeping issues. First of all, the harvester needs to be cleaned and prepped for off season storage. This should be a group effort from everyone who used the harvester, or plans on using it next year (you know who you are). Im thinking we can knock this out in about 25 mins with everyone's help.

 

We also need to check in with the membership committee about stepping up and revamping membership options over winter. We are gonna take stock of what we've accomplished and plan out some goals for 2017. We will be discussing our potential relationship with the California Hop Growers Association and the California Craft Brewers Association. 

 

Please come out to Fogbelt Brewing Co in Santa Rosa on Monday, October 17th at 6pm for the next NorCal Hop Growers Alliance meeting. We hope to see you there!

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Fresh Hop Festival at Fogbelt Brewing Co!
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Fresh Hop Festival at Fogbelt Brewing Co!

Join us for the first Sonoma County Fresh Hop Beer Festival at Fogbelt Brewing Co in Santa Rosa. We will be celebrating the hop harvest with several fresh-hopped craft beers, BBQ, Live Music, and a "community hopped" onsite beer brew!

The NorCal Hop Growers Alliance will be representing with merchandise, membership info, and demonstrations of our new hop harvester, and Beer Belly Fermentation Supply will be helping us with our first "back yard fresh hop beer." If you have some hops from your own yard, bring them by and throw them into our community brew for a truly unique beer experience.

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Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours
Aug
14
12:30 PM12:30

Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours

This is a great opportunity to learn more about hops and see an actual local Sonoma County Hopyard. Warm Spring Wind Farm has partnered with On Tap Beer Tours to offer an exclusive tour experience that includes a private farm tour. This is your chance to have all your questions answered and see where fresh hopped local beers get their hops. Then head to some local craft breweries to taste what it's all about!

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Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours
Jul
30
12:30 PM12:30

Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours

This is a great opportunity to learn more about hops and see an actual local Sonoma County Hopyard. Warm Spring Wind Farm has partnered with On Tap Beer Tours to offer an exclusive tour experience that includes a private farm tour. This is your chance to have all your questions answered and see where fresh hopped local beers get their hops. Then head to some local craft breweries to taste what it's all about!

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Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours!
Jul
17
12:30 PM12:30

Hopyard Tours with On Tap Beer Tours!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about hops and see an actual local Sonoma County Hopyard. Warm Spring Wind Farm has partnered with On Tap Beer Tours to offer an exclusive tour experience that includes a private farm tour. This is your chance to have all your questions answered and see where fresh hopped local beers get their hops. Then head to some local craft breweries to taste what it's all about!

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Fundraiser Party
Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

Fundraiser Party

We are really close to raising the funds necessary to get a hop-picking machine for our small-scale hop farmers. With your support we can make it happen for this harvest season, which means local hops are going into local craft beers. We want to bring more local ingredients to our awesome craft beer community. Come out for some beers, some food, check out or booth, pick up some sweet merchandise and meet some of our awesome members. We will also have a raffle with great prizes! Brewery members will have some of their beer featured as well! 

 

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Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

NorCal HGA General Meeting

Join us for the next NorCal HGA general meeting. We will be discussing our ongoing fundraising efforts and talking about some exciting upcoming summer events. Come out and learn more about membership opportunities. We will also dedicate some meeting time to discuss farming topics and have a Q&A. Please email potential agenda items before June 17th to info@norcalhopgrowersalliance.org

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