Hart & Thistle Looking for Hop Harvesting Help

HALIFAX, NS – Greg Nash, brewer at the Hart & Thistle brewpub in Halifax, has made a post to his blog asking for help harvesting hops this coming weekend:

What: Hop Harvest

When: Sat August 22nd 2009, 9:00 a.m. sharp (weather permitting) – leaving HRM ~ 8:00 a.m.

Where: Lazy Acres Hopyard – 2055 Melanson Rd., Wolfville, NS

Why: Simply put: Hurricane Bill. Josh Herbin owner of Lazy Acres Hopyard is having a very tough time rounding up enough hands to pick 40kg’s of fresh Cascade hops in one day for us to do a wet-hop harvest ale and is worried the looming weather forecast for this Sunday from Hurricane Bill could destroy or seriously damage the prime flowers which were scheduled to be picked next week! Since Lazy Acres doesn’t have million$ in harvesting equipment we need help to make this feasible for the brewery and the hop farm both.

According to the post, Nash is hoping to round up between 20 and 30 volunteers to help out, with each volunteer to receive 1 kg of hops (if interested, and willing to pick them after the 40 kg Hart & Thistle harvest is complete), complimentary beer, and special treats at the release party for the wet-hop ale when it’s ready in a couple of weeks.

Anyone in the Halifax area who is able to help out can contact Nash at brewmaster@hartandthistle.com

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