The Hop Garden will be conducting two workshops on growing Hops. Our 7 acre Hop Yard is 5 miles south of Belleville, Wisconsin. We are located about 20 minutes south of the Beltline from Madison. Where best to learn about hops than an actual 7 acre hop yard! Workshops will be led by Rich Joseph, Co-Owner of Joseph Staudt Hop’s and The Hop Garden. Joseph Staudt Hop’s is a two acre Hop Yard located in Neosho, Wisconsin. The Hop Garden also brews beer using its own hops and sells to over 50 retail outlets in Southern Wisconsin.
The Commercial Hop Growing Workshop is designed for the person that is thinking about growing a larger amount of hops from ¼ acre which is about 250 plants to 10 acres or more. Topics will include, Hop plant structure and life, what Brewers are looking for in their hops, economics, labor requirements, hop yard planning and design, purchasing rootstock and plants, scouting for weeds and insects, harvesting options, dryer or oast design, resources available, packaging and marketing or working with Wisconsin Hop Exchange Cooperative. Cost is $75 per person or $55 per person if signing up in a group of two or more. Thumb drives with all information presented and more will be available for an additional $15.00 The Workshop will start at 9:30am and will finish at Noon with Hop Garden Beer Tasting! This workshop will be offered on the following Saturday Mornings: February 27th and March 12th
How To Reserve Your Seat:
The workshops will be conducted at the office of The Hop Garden. Tours will be given of the yard and facilities, weather permitting. Seating is limited to 30 people per workshop. To reserve your seat please mail a check payable to: The Hop Garden, N8668 County Road D, Belleville, Wisconsin 53508. Please include the number of seats being reserved, the date of the meeting you are going to attend, along with an email address or home address. Once the check is received you will be sent an invoice by mail or email to confirm your reservation.
Make a day or a weekend of it and visit local breweries. We are 8 miles from New Glarus Brewing, 10 miles from Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona, 12 miles from The Great Dane in Fitchburg, 17 miles to the Grumpy Troll in Mt. Horeb and 25 miles to Minhas Brewing in Monroe. There are excellent Hotels in all of these cities.
For more information and to learn more about our Hop Yard, please contact:
Rich Joseph: 608-516-9649, rich.joseph.rj or visit our website: TheHopGarden.net visit us on Facebook – The Hop Garden, Belleville wi.