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6 October 2017 And they're off! 3 October 2017 Look what's back!

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If you haven't already figured out, hops are a really important part of what we do at Epic. We love the flavours that hops give beer, and we put a lot of effort in selecting the right types of hops, as well as how we use them. Luke will be heading to Yakima soon to select our hops from the 2017 US Hop Harvest. Here's a fun fact for you: Epic has used more aroma hops than any other brewery in NZ in the last ten years. I had a chat with Ed Jefferies, Epic Production Manager, on the subject of hops....

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SOLD OUT! We've tried to accomodate as many extra people as possible - we've doubled the number - but we've really hit the limit! This has had a lot more interest than anticipated, so we'll organise another one next year. Make sure you're signed up to our mailing list and we'll let you know when it's happening. For those who are coming, we're super excited to get amongst the hops with you! To help celebrate Nelson Beer Week, we're inviting you to join us at New Hoplands to enjoy some beers and a BBQ in the sunshine amongst the hops. You'll...

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I'm sure you've been closely following the progress of #MyLittleHopGarden, so you'll know that our precious little (but growing out of control) hop plants need a proper home, with the support structure that they need. How would you like to build us a hop support frame? What we need: In an ideal world, we would love to turn the soil and plant our hops. The reality is that our Onehunga 'soil' mostly comprises of gravel, rusty nuts and bolts and probably an impressive array of chemicals. Our hops are staying in their pots. Here is what we'd need if we...

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DAY 125 - HARVEST! On Friday 3 March, we finally harvested #MyLittleHopGarden. Here's how the day went: It's not over, however... Now we have to decide what to do with the hops! DAY 115 Hop harvest time is in our sights! DAY 111 After over a day of persistent rain... They hops' aroma has started to change from ultra-green celery like to what we'd expect from hops. We were considering harvesting the hops this week, but we'll have to wait for them to dry out a bit now. DAY 108 We clearly didn't need to pull out the watering can...

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