Date: June 21, 2017
Location: University of Maryland Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville MD 21756
Interested in growing commerical hops for the craft brewing industry? This University of Maryland and Brewers Association of Maryland (BAM) field day will offer a hands-on look at the University's hops, barley and rye trials. Currently they're growing 24 varieties of hops, 4 varieties of barley and 1 variety of rye.
We'll start the day with a wagon ride around the farm to see the progress of the trials, and then head over to the adjacent grain handling facility. Lunch and the afternooon will include presentations from local maltsters, a discussion on post-harvest handling, and a conversation with local brewers as to what they're looking for in locally-produced hops and grains. Samples of beer from Maryland breweries will also be offered.
Registration (includes tours, lunch and beer samples): $20.00 for BAM members; $30.00 for non-BAM members
Space is limited, pre-registration is required; we will not offer ticket sales at the event. Sign up here.
Field day will be held rain or shine, so dress appropriately for being out in farm fields regardless of the weather.
Questions? Contact Janna at firstname.lastname@example.org.