St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t always about wearing green and drinking a pint, but for the modern celebration the Florida hops industry is paving the way for great, locally grown beer.
The story of Florida hops seems to be one under the spell of the Luck of the Irish. As everything green is celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day, especially green beer, it’s only fitting to examine the latest Florida hops industry news. Hops are the flower of a vining plant that are integral in the beer-making process. Though they don’t make beer green, they are a major cash crop for many growers, especially those in the Pacific Northwest. However, recent developments indicate Florida hops growers could be able to cash in on the pot of hops gold at the end of the rainbow.Read More