Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ride, Hops & Heifers Hop Pickin', Ride Back.

Geoff Hess kicks off Firkin Friday at The Tasty Weasel by introducing the first beer to be hopped with from our Hops & Heifers farm. A blend of GUBNA and Dale's pale ale wet hopped with OB grown hops

after diggin' Firkin Friday I unpacked the Gates Carbon Drive Systems team bike in preparation for the upcoming cross season. S W E E T ! ! Check out additional details HERE via the Gates Blog.

We woke in the morning & met at Oskar Blues in Lyons. We headed out over Picture Rock Trail and through Lefthand Canyon making our way to the Hops & Heifers farm to pick Hops.
Head brewer Dave Chichura examines and picks hops straight off the ride. He is running his REEB 1x9, the only geared version rolling right now.

Geoff Hess, the man behind the farm rolls the truck as the high reaching columbus hops get picked.
Luke from OB Home Made Liquids & Solids picks hops before heading to work.
Buckets add up, look for Oskar Blues grown Wet Hopped beers all fall.
Sean enjoys a brew & the smell of fresh hops.
The road back. We headed back to Lefthand Canyon to finish up and over Heil Valley Ranch before landing back at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew and the St Vrain River.....we earned Wings and G'Knight!

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