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Thread: Boston Beer to Share Hops

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    Boston Beer to Share Hops

    Jim Koch offers up excess inventory of hops to craft brewing community

    Boston Beer founder Jim Koch revealed a plan Thursday to supply smaller breweries with 10 tons of hops they might not otherwise have access to.

    In a grand gesture of community within our craft brewing industry, Koch announced a plan to offer up excess hops the largest craft brewer in the country has obtained through contracts with growers.

    In a statement released yesterday:

    “…we looked at our own hops supplies at Boston Beer and decided we could share some of our hops with other craft brewers who are struggling to get hops this year. We're offering 20,000 pounds at our cost to brewers who need them.

    The purpose of doing this is to get some hops to the brewers who really need them. So if you don't really need them, please don't order them.

    We hope this will make brewing a little easier for those hardest hit by the hop shortage.

    Jim Koch, Boston Beer Company”

    Details about the offer will be posted at the Samuel Adams website - look for “Hop-Sharing Program.”

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    Admin - you must have missed the post started this morning with full details and pricing.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
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    No I didn’t miss it at all. I’ve been following this story since it was released yesterday on the BA Forum.

    Out of respect to the BA, I have simply encapsulated the story here with a lead to the web site.

    The “cut and paste” of the BA Forum in the hops section of ProBrewer does in fact violate the forum rules.

    "All content on the Brewers Association Forum is considered intellectual property of the Brewers Association. No person may reprint or distribute this information without written consent from the Brewers Association."

    The BA has however graciously given us permission to use it. As very good friends and fellow craft brewing industry family, I would like to thank the Brewers Association for allowing us to pass this on.

    Admin

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    Well then...no worries.

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    A diligent forum member sent me this link thinking I worked for Sam Adams:
    Acquired from Sam Adams

    This is an ebay auction for someone selling what they claim are Sam Adams hops. $29.95 plus 9.50 shipping. The sellers name and address are listed in the post. He is in Waynesboro, VA 22980.

    I don't quite think this is the purpose Jim Koch had in mind when he released these hops. Do you?
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
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    New Albany, IN 47151

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    Considering that the hops from Sam Adams have not been released to anyone yet, it appears someone is trying to tarnish the incredible gift that Sam Adams has put out there.

    Laughing Dog

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    I wondered if that may be the case. Maybe someone should send the eBay link to Jim K. and let his crack legal team handle this guy.
    Cheers & I'm out!
    David R. Pierce
    NABC & Bank Street Brewhouse
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    Lottery results

    The results of the "hop sharing" lottery are up on the samueladams.com website.

    Congrats to those who got some!

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    OOHHH, say it ain't so! None for us. So, anybody have any english hops laying around? I will definitely need a beer now....

    Let me add that Jim is still so generous doing this, thanks for that,Jim.
    Last edited by Coast; 03-24-2008 at 04:41 PM.
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    I see no one from the Northwest got any and I really hope we dont see any of these on EBAY and tarnish the generous gift Boston Beer has put out there

    LDB
    Last edited by Laughing Dog; 03-24-2008 at 09:45 PM.

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    Much thanks to Jim for doing this. Unfortunately I got shut out. If any of the lucky lottery winners have were fortunate enough to get more Tettnanger hops than they need I could really use some. Even 11 lbs would help!
    Hutch Kugeman
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    I second That could use some Tets about 22 pounds


    Laughing dog

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    selected for Kent Goldings

    We are lucky to be selected for 264# of Kent Goldings and we are in Northern California. We would be happy to trade some poundage for the Tett Tett hops in this lottery or to anyone with some high alphas they can part with:

    We started our brewery last year and have no hop contract... We currently have about 5# of hops on hand with the opportunity to purchase some hops in the same quantities we purchased last year from one of our suppliers (thanks to them and their foresight).

    I would hate to see 2, 3, 4x, the amount of hops needed to bitter a beer be used for a 90 min boil... That is I would much rather see them (these kent goldings) go to use in the last 15 minutes + of a boil and/or dry hop being that they are a rather fantastic aroma hop.

    With that being said we would be happy to share/trade our luck of the draw with anyone that can part with some high alpha hops: Summit, Magnum, Centennial, Columbus, etc...

    I truly believe our brewery (current situation, startup, new, small, etc...) is what the folks at Boston Brew had in mind for their hop sharing program, but I am also full aware that all of the succesful breweries for that last x years are the ones to praise for the opportunity/success we are experiencing at our new brewery, so anyway we can spread/share the wealth, well... enough said.

    Thank you,
    Shawn
    North Star Craft Brewery

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laughing Dog
    I see no one from the Northwest got any and I really hope we dont see any of these on EBAY and tarnish the generous gift Boston Beer has put out there

    LDB
    There are already some on ebay saying the hops are from Boston Beer....
    eatdrinkandbemerry
    Jon Hill, Brewer
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennybrew
    There are already some on ebay saying the hops are from Boston Beer....
    my friend the beerscribe says: http://www.beerscribe.com/
    eatdrinkandbemerry
    Jon Hill, Brewer
    Atlantic Brewing Co
    jon at atlanticbrewing dot com

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