Growing Hops in Ireland

Yes. It is possible.

Last Spring we were given a rhizome by a friend of ours, and so we set out on our epic journey to grow our own hops. We can’t wait to see what a wet-hop beer made with our own home-grown hops would turn out like. And now finally, after months of growing long bines we finally have some hop cones appearing!

When the little hop flowers first come in they just look like hairy berries. After a few days the little hairs go away and they start to look like proper hop cones. We will let them get a bit bigger before harvesting.

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