Episode 108: Fat Tug with Sandra of Prairie GEM Hops

This week we’re drinking Driftwood’s Fat Tug IPA at the Prairie GEM hop farm with local hop producer Sandra Gowan. To record this episode we made our way out of the city to the hop farm, where Sandra has been growing hops for commercial use since 2009.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:40 – Driftwood Fat Tug IPA
03:40 – Getting into growing hops
08:30 – Pellets and processing hops
11:45 – Starting a hop farm
13:00 – Brewer’s Gold and hop history
14:30 – The market for local hops
17:10 – Harvesting the hops
20:50 – Hop height
23:50 – Plans for Prairie GEM Hops
29:40 – Wrapping it up