Ever since I heard about Hops-Meister farm in Clearlake, CA, back in 2011, I’ve wanted to pay them a visit. The opportunity finally arrived in July this year when I drove north with brewer Kim Sturdavant of Social Kitchen & Brewery. We spent an entire day on the farm and I took over 500 photos. What you see below are the best of the bunch, plus I included two photos taken at Social Kitchen & Brewery when Kim was preparing to wet hop his new Pale Ale.
You can learn more about the farm and the history of Northern California hops farming, over on a blog post (link) I wrote for the the San Francisco Brewers Guild.