Hops Course Grows

Hopunion add second class to ‘Hop and Brew School’

Hops Course Grows
Hopunion add second class to ‘Hop and Brew School’

Due to the popularity of the 2004 class, Hopuion will be hosting a second Hop and Brew School this year at its facility in Yakima, Washington.

The 1st class will be held Tuesday, September 6th from 10am-5pm and Wednesday, September 7th from 8am-5pm. The 2nd Class will be held Thursday, September 8th from 10am-5pm and Friday, September 9th from 8am-5pm.

Some topics and activities of the course will include:
* Dry hopping (how the timing of dry hopping affects beer)
* Interactions of yeast with hops
* Hops in Belgium beers
* Hops: what they are, what they do, and using whole hops, pellets,
oils and extracts;
* History of hops;
* Learning how to evaluate hops by assessing different lots and
varieties that have arrived at the warehouse by this time.
* Tours of warehousing, pelletizing, and receiving of hops at the
Hopunion facility;
* Ranch tours where you can see the hop fields, and witness hop
picking, drying and baling — and meet some of the growers who are
also the owners of Hopunion;
And other hop and beer related topics to be added to the schedule.

Instructors and speakers scheduled include Tomme Arthur, Pizza Port; Ron Ryan, Cargill Malt; Chris White, White Labs; Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River; Tom Nielsen, Sierra Nevada; Ralph Olson, General Manager/Owner of Hopunion CBS and Ralph Woodall, Sales Manager for Hopunion CBS.

The course fee is $100 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and dinner and all local transportation in Yakima.

For more information call Cindy, Jennifer or Nadia at Hopunion at 1-800-952-4873