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Harvest hops for homegrown beer


Summit Land Conservancy has been searching for wild hops around Park City throughout the summer. Monday, they will harvest the hops, such as the one pictured here. (Photo courtesy of Summit Land Conservancy)

Submitted by Summit Land Conservancy

This Monday the 30th, Summit Land Conservancy will be harvesting the hops they found during their Hops Hunting Hikes this summer. Volunteers are needed to help gather the hops that Wasatch Brewery will use to create a special beer to benefit the Summit Land Conservancy.

Participants will meet at Wasatch Brewery on Main Street at 9 a.m. (park in China Bridge), harvest hops above Old Town, take the hops back to the brewery, eat lunch and then remove the hops cones from the bines. Please plan on attending rain, snow or shine, dress appropriately for the weather, bring gardening or work gloves, gardening clippers if you have them and, most importantly, be prepared to have fun! Your hard work will be rewarded the first week in November when the kegs are tapped for a special celebration of open space.

Summit Land Conservancy would love to have you join them, even if you can make it for only part of the day. For more information, the Hops Hunters events are listed on Summit Land Conservancy’s Facebook page. Please let us know if you can make it to the harvest by calling Summit Land Conservancy’s new outreach and development director, Robyn Geist, at (801) 680-1135.

Hope to see you at the harvest!