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!