Hops Hero

Conventional wisdom suggests hops can’t be grown in Georgia’s warm, muggy climate. That’s why most of the aeromatic plants used to flavor this country’s beer come from the Pacific Northwest. But, Mike Barber, owner of Yorkville Hops and Produce, is on a mission to change all that and put Georgia on the map for hops and craft beer production.

This very short video shows how his hops grow. Find out more about Barber’s trendsetting operation in “Homegrown Hops” in this month’s issue of Georgia Trend.

They might look like telephone poles, but they’re actually hops vines. See how they grow.

Video by Mike Barber.

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