Ever since I heard about Hops-Meister Farm in Clearlake, CA, back in 2011, I wanted to pay them a visit. The opportunity finally arrived in July of 2013, 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 here 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 hop farming, over on a blog post I wrote for the San Francisco Brewers Guild.