Do you know the show Beer Geeks, hosted by Michael Ferguson? We liked the show a lot, so much, in fact, that we arranged with the producers to do a special hop episode … a hopisode back when they were planning season 2. OK … Why am I mentioning this now? The new episode with 47Hops won’t be on TV still for a few more months. At the 47Hops booth, this week at CBC, you’ll be able to get a sneak peek. We’ll be playing a 10-minute clip of still unseen footage. Stop by our booth so you can enjoy watching as we tour Michael through the valley and introduce him to some friends we at 47Hops work with every day.
Every episode is special, but this one is different as it is the only time the crew has visited the largest hop farms on the planet and followed the hops through to the brewery. You’ll get to see hop producing, American style. After visiting the hop fields and the brewery, of course, we topped it off by pairing the beers with amazing food at the end of the show. I hope you’ll enjoy as I take Michael to visit some friends of 47Hops around the Yakima valley for a look at how hops are harvested and where they’re processed. After processing, we visit a good friend and customer of 47Hops, Mark Hood over at Sound Brewery, to make some amazing beer with those same hops.
The show was a lot of fun to shoot! Michael makes it look easy on camera. It’s actually a lot of hard work. It all seems so effortless and simple when you’re watching. Michael, and the producers of the show go to great lengths to get the necessary shots no matter how many takes are required. They’re passionate about their work and it shows in the quality show they produce. If you enjoy the usual format of the show, you’ll definitely enjoy getting a glimpse inside the hop and brewing world to see some of the hard work that goes into making the beers we all love.
You’ll have to wait a few more months to catch the whole episode on Ora TV, http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks, but you can get a sneak peak starting on the 15th. We look forward to seeing you there.
We’ll be at booth #923 at CBC. Stop by and check it out