Hopping for Brew is a story, and award winning documentary at Wildwood Film Festival, about the renewed efforts to grow hops in Wisconsin, the groups & cooperatives supporting these new growers, and the distribution of locally grown hops to craft brewers around the state. The story goes from roots (rhizomes) to the 30′ plants filled with bitter bud that are processed and distributed to brewers for making beer.
Participants in this video include Simple Earth Hops, folks from the Wisconsin Hop Exchange, Gorst Valley Hops, The Grumpy Troll Brewery, Vintage Brewing Co, and a fun little song I found to end it with from Beatnik Turtle.
Related videos include “Beyond the Beer” at the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest, “Common Thread Brew Day” beer collaboration for Madison Craft Beer Week, and “Robyn Klinge” with an intro and overview of Craft Beer Week.
To watch a trailer of Hopping for Brew click here. Also see highlights from the Isthums 2013 Beer and Cheese Fest in “Beyond the Beer“. To hear the full version of “Beer Beer Beer” song check Beatnik Turtle’s Song of the Day website.