In the inaugural episode of Hop And Brew School ®, we introduce you to our hosts and walk you through some of the basics of what hops are and how they are used. You’ll meet Nick Zeigler, Technical Solutions Director at Yakima Chief Hops, Alex Rumbolz, Communications and Outreach Manager at Yakima Chief Hops, and Justin Crossley, Founder and President of The Brewing Network.
We then take you through exactly what hops are, including a brief modern history of the plant and its impact on society. Diving even deeper, we discuss plant structure, terroir, agronomy, and even how genetics are related to environment. In addition, we walk you through a brief discussion of how Yakima Chief processes hops.
Tune in and get started down an epic journey of discovery about everyone’s favorite beer ingredient…hops!