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Hops Harvest

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Meet at the Hops Garden (23392 E Glidden Drive) to harvest some hops.

When will the hops be ready to harvest? The hops will be ready during the first two weeks of September. The cones should feel a bit like dry paper.  When broken open they should have a yellow powder.

If you miss this time slot, just come anytime afterward to harvest on your own.

How many hops to take home? A sandwich bag stuffed pretty full will make one batch.
We expect to harvest about 1 gallon of hops for the home brewers, but the plants will likely have produced more than we need.
Home brewers: Please email [email protected] to enter our home brew competition.
The home brew, chili cook-off, and pumpkin decorating event will take place on October 5th starting at noon.
The hops are “Nugget” which is a general all-around hop good for beer making.
Nugget was bred by the USDA and saw its first commercial harvest in 1983. Since then, it has become a mainstay in many big American style beers including IPAs, stouts, and barley wines. It is primarily used as a bittering hop due to its high alpha acids, but many highly respected breweries use it for aroma and flavor as well. Nugget’s high myrcene oil content gives it a woody and piney character.


September 2
9:00 am - 9:30 am


Hops Garden
23392 E Glidden Dr
Aurora, CO 80016 United States