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RVA IPA - Community Hopped IPA

on Tue, 08/16/2011 - 10:34am

It's hop harvesting time, and we're hoping to brew something unique in collaboration with our hop growing friends here in the Richmond area. We're calling it RVA IPA, and we hope it will be the first (or one of the first??) community fresh hopped IPAs, which we'll brew once a year.

We're asking anyone who is interested in participating in the inaugural year to stop by the brewery with any fresh hops you can contribute between now and 7:00 PM, Thursday (8/18/2011). In exchange, you'll get a commemorative corked bottle of our first edition RVA IPA.

If you're able to participate this year, please post on our wall on Facebook ( or send us an email at with your name, hop variety, and estimated quantities (i.e. 1/2 bine, 2 bines, etc.).

We'll plan to serve this beer in cask and on tap at our launch party on 10/22 at the brewery. Please help us spread the word, and thanks in advance for your support in this endeavor!!

Justin Watson's picture

Has the time been set already for the launch party? If so, when should the public arrive? Brewery Tours?
eric.mckay's picture

The launch party will take place from 2PM - 6PM on Saturday, October 22. To see more details or to RSVP, please visit the official launch party event page on Facebook:
William Dearie's picture

I would love to try some of your beer, can you ship it california?
Mark Bullock's picture

How much space would a person need to grow a significant amount of hops? A friend of mine had tepee type trellis he grew some on but I don't know what the dry yield was.
Drew's picture

Two Facebook pages hold a lot of information. Homegrown Hopyards and Old Dominion Hops Cooperative. One metric to use for determining output: 1/3 of an acre will accommodate 360 crowns (2-4 rhizomes in a group) and will produce 300 pounds of wet hops in its third year. Hope this helps. Cheers, Drew