Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Visit to Hallertau Hop Region

While in the Holledau (Hallertau) region, we visited Andreas
Schlachtbauer, a young German hop grower who had visited Yakima and Seattle during the summer of 2008 as part of a scholarship program. Parts of Andreas' farm house were constructed in the early 1500's, but much of the equipment is quite new. The machine used to pack the 60 kilogram (~130 pounds) bales shown here is operated by Andreas'
mother during the fall harvest.

The family grows Hallertau, Magnum, and Select hops on their farm near Aiglsbach, approximately 60km (37 miles) south east of Nuremberg.

Here's a short video of the drive through hops fields near Aiglsbach.

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