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hops, IPA, Maritime Brew Box -

A style that has slowly crept into the home brewing world and is certainly here to stay. Originating in the North East of the USA it has become the beer associated with terms like Hop Head, Hazy Boi, Dank, Juicy and a long list of internet lingo that no one understands.

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Hops.

In many ways hops can make or break your beer, and many of the most popular styles today depend on very specific hop combinations to achieve the desired results. With the rise in popularity of NEIPAs, West Coast IPAs & every variation in-between, selecting the right hops can be one of the most important decisions you can make when designing recipes. And it’s not just the heavy IBU hitters that depend on quality hops - and hops do so much more than just influence flavours.

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gardening, hops -

Trust me, even without a green thumb hops are a fun way to expand on your brewing hobby and spend some more time outdoors.

If you were one of our recent pre-order customers, or if you grabbed some shoots from any one of the wild patches growing around the Maritimes we are happy to bring you some great tips for making sure your hops are healthy and happy.

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gardening, hops, rhizomes -

Spring is around the corner and we are happy to announce that we will be offering rhizomes for sale in the shop! In this blog post Derek lays out his tips for a successful gardening season.

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business, hops -

Let’s Hop to It! I actually had a different post in the queue for today, but I had a pretty interesting conversation last night with a local brewer here in Saint John. We were talking about the hop blend of his latest brew and how the characteristics of hops might be a little different based on where they are grown in the world – resulting in slight unexpected variations in flavour & aroma. Specifically we were talking about locally grown Centennial vs those grown in large scale commercial farms in different parts of North America. While I haven’t had a chance yet...

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