The Renaissance of Hops and Farmstead Brewing (3/14/17)
Please join us for one of the ASA's Global Issues, Local Solutions lectures. We are co-sponsoring a talk by Laura Ten Eyck, co-author of The Hop Grower's Handbook - The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market.
The Renaissance of Hops and Farmstead Brewing
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (snow date: March 21st)
6:30 registration; 7:00 program
Location: Brown's Brewing Company, Walloomsac Tap Room, 50 Factory Hills Road, Hoosick Falls, NY
Laura Ten Eyck, co-author of The Hop Grower's Handbook - The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market along with several local brewers, will describe how the runaway craft beer market's convergence with the ever-expanding local foods movement is helping to spur a local-hops renaissance. The demand from craft brewers for local ingredients to make beer - such as hops and barley - is robust and growing. Come learn and taste some locally brewed beer!
Copies of The Hop Grower's Handbook ($34.95) will be for sale at the event.
To register, visit www.sunyacc.edu/continuinged or call 518-743-2238. The Global Issues, Local Solutions lecture series is sponsored by the Agricultural Stewardship Association, Cornell University - Cooperative Extension Washington County, and SUNY-Adirondack.
About Laura Ten Eyck
Laura Ten Eyck owns and operates Helderberg Hop Farm and Indian Ladder Farmstead Brewery and Cidery with her husband, Dietrich Gehring. The two have been growing hops and brewing beer at home for more than twenty-five years and have been working to restore local hop production in the northeast. Helderberg Hop Farm is located on 60 acres of Indian Ladder Farms, an extensive pick-your-own orchard with a local foods grocery, bakery, café, and retail gift shop in upstate New York that Ten Eyck previously managed. The orchard has been in Ten Eyck’s family for four generations, and she and Gehring have lived there for more than twenty-five years, growing fruits and vegetables for sale to restaurants, gardening extensively, and raising sheep for meat and wool, dairy goats for milk, and chickens for eggs and meat. Ten Eyck is also senior manager of New York Outreach and Projects at American Farmland Trust, a nonprofit where she advocates for national and regional farmland conservation, and was previously a freelance journalist.
Laura lives on the Helderberg Hop Farm in Altamont, New York.