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The EATEN PATH: Wild hop rip in Chilliwack

Members of the Chilliwack Homebrewers’ Club battled blackberry bushes in secret locations Sunday to collect the bitter descendants of Chilliwack’s rich hop fields.  - Darren McDonald
Members of the Chilliwack Homebrewers’ Club battled blackberry bushes in secret locations Sunday to collect the bitter descendants of Chilliwack’s rich hop fields.
— image credit: Darren McDonald

Darren McDonald

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The Chilliwack Homebrewers’ Club battled blackberry bushes in secret locations Sunday to collect the bitter descendants of Chilliwack’s rich hop fields.

Led by True North Brew Supply owner Calvin Quaite, about a dozen craft beer enthusiasts collected several pounds of hops each, ranging from Golding to Cluster and Nugget.

Once picked, those hops were brewed or dried and frozen within 24 hours to preserve the unique bittering and aroma profiles specific to each variety.

For more information on hops, or homebrewing, contact calvin@truenorthbrewsupply.com.

 

 

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