Helping Hardywood’s Hops

You grow them and Hardywood brews them.

Fans of hoppy beers can once again play a hand in the process of making a Hardywood beer by growing, in my opinion, the best ingredient in all of beer, the HOPS. The link below gives you details on the types of hops you can grow.

The Hardywood Community Hopping Project returns to RVA this year, with 1,000 more hop rhizomes on order that we’ll be giving out to anyone interested in growing hops locally, and hopefully contributing some late summer to our Community Hopped beer, RVA IPA. For tips or to offer ideas or suggestions in hop growing specific to our region, join the Hardywood Community Hopping Project group on Facebook. Participants will have their signatures featured on the label for our 2014 batch of RVA IPA, and they’ll have a private party with some special gifts in their honor prior to the public release of RVA IPA.

Our goals with the Community Hopping Project are to make central Virginia a little greener, to increase the appreciation of one of beer’s core ingredients, to offer a fun, community oriented activity that gets more people involved in the creation of a local product, and to make the hops in one Richmond beer (RVA IPA) incomparably fresh.

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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