Tag Archives: amarillo

Why Sony Suing Knee Deep Brewing is GOOD and BAD for Craft

It’s bad, of course, that lawsuits have become the solution to the problems within the industry. The recent lawsuit filed by Sony against Knee Deep Brewing over alleged “trademark infringement, dilution, false designation of origin and unfair competition”  may have a silver lining!  The lawsuit happening between Stone Brewing Company and Miller Coors … another […]

New hop varieties in 2018

Whenever I meet craft brewers, they inevitably ask two questions. 1) What new varieties are there? 2) Do you have any experimental varieties? When I hear that I wonder if the people asking have tried every “old” variety already. On a recent trip, I asked a group of brewers that very question. In particular, I […]

Hops & Terroir

Visiting with other hop merchants, brewers and growers over the years, quite a few people have asked me about Cascades grown in other parts of the world. Cascades seem to grow everywhere.  I think it’s the gateway American aroma hop variety for new growers and brewers. If somebody thinks they want to grow hops they […]