The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin is hosting 2 events for the 2013 Madison Craft Beer Week: (May 3rd & May 10th) The Oaks Fish Fry/Hop Farm Tours and (May 11th) The 2013 Madison Craft Beer Week 4-Man Scramble.
The Oaks Fish Fry and Hop Farm Tours
May 3d and May 10th
A true Wisconsin Fish Fry with batter made from Capital Amber, your choices are Battered or Broiled Cod, Battered Shrimp, and Battered Lake Perch. Chef Tom always has a different special for Friday nights as well. Come sit on our balcony that overlooks the Par 3 hole 7 on the golf course and enjoy a pint of your favorite craft beer while enjoying your entree, the view and our remarkable service.
Before or after your fish fry, come learn about one of the most important ingredients in flavoring your favorite craft beer- HOPS! The Oaks has a two acre working hop farm and Farmer John will be giving tours at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 11th
The 2013 Madison Craft Beer Week 4-Man Scramble
Shotgun Start: 8:30 a.m.
7:30am to 3:00pm
Prizes after golf
Oaks Hop Yard Tours after prizes (around 3:00 p.m.)
Registration details to follow
The Oaks Golf Course
4740 Pierceville Road, Cottage Grove, WI.
Join the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Growers and Board Members this Saturday, January 26th from 4-6pm to celebrate the re-tapping of Hop Farm Pale Ale by Grumpy Troll Brewpub in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin.
See the Facebook Event for this Beer Release.
Meet us on the second floor pizza pub of the Grumpy Troll to sample some Hop Farm Pale Ale and learn about growing hops.
Support Wisconsin Small Farms!
- We will toast this release of a great beer that is made with local ingredients.
- EVERYONE welcome to come and to bring their friends!
- Wisconsin Hop Exchange Growers and Board members will be available to answer any and all questions about hops and the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Cooperative.
Save the Date! Saturday, January 19th at 4 pm at MooseJaw Pizza Dells Brewing Co in the Wisconsin Dells, WI as the Wisconsin Hop Exchange will be hosting a Beer Release Party to celebrate the Dells Brewing Company’s all Wisconsin Hopped Beer, the BADGER PALE ALE!
Join us to help us celebrate this locally sourced beer made with hops grown by the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Cooperative’s Grower Members – aka come help us drink all their WI hopped beer!
MooseJaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co’s description of BADGER PALE ALE;
We’ve named the brew, BADGER PALE ALE. Made from Meixelsperger, Clarson, Eilenfelt & Albers hops all grown here in the Badger State! This deep golden brew with orange hues is an American style pale ale that was double dry hopped to add desirable hop flavor like citrus & grapefruit without adding bitterness to the beer. It’s well balanced & on the lighter side of most beers of this style…should make you want to “Roll out the Barrel”! (ABV 5.5%)
Read more info on the Wisconsin Hop Exchange Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WisconsinHopExchange
The Wisconsin Hop Exchange is proud to announce that Wisconsin Hop Exchange Grower Members Jodi and Brian Clarson (and children) are featured in an article titled “HOPPING TO IT” published by Richland Electric Cooperative’s – Wisconsin Energy Cooperative [Local Pages] News in October, 2012.
Here is one of many great pull-outs:
WHEx [Wisconsin Hop Exchange] has two processing facilities in Wisconsin—in Stevens Point and Waterloo, where the Clarsons take their hops. They believe that the WHE is the most user-friendly co-op because others make the growers responsible for much of the hops processing at home. With the WHE, the grower harvests the whole plant and takes it to the co-op to be dried. This way there is less investment and less chance of costly mistakes, making it easier on the growers.
- Read or download the Full PDF article on the Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News (WECN) REC Local Pages website
- PDF permalink: http://richec.com/news-comm/2012/pdf/2012-10-local-news.pdf
Hop Farm Pale Ale is gaining a loyal following at the Grumpy Troll Brewery. Hop Farm is quickly becoming one of the most ordered beers at the Grumpy Troll.
The Grumpy Troll first released Hop Farm Pale Ale with Hops from the Wisconsin Hop Exchange in December of 2011. The hops used in this local brew came from local Wisconsin Family Farms that are members of the Wisconsin Hop Exchange.
Look for other beers being made with Wisconsin Hop comming soon.
Attention WHEx Hop Growers,
Please Join Wisconsin Hop Exchange at the Annual Business Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Dells Brewing Company in The Wisconsin Dells on January 19th. This is also Moose Jaw Pizza and Brew Pub. The Dells Brewing company will produce a new 100% Wisconsin Hopped Beer that will be introduced at the meeting. We will invite the general public to join us at 4 pm for a “Beer Release” Party. Wisconsin Hop Exchange members will be available to visit with anyone interested in hops or joining the Wisconsin Hop Exchange.
The Wine & Hop Shop now has Wisconsin Hop Exchange hops in stock for its homebrew customers. Make your next Homebrew with Wisconsin Hops! Send us a picture with you using Wisconsin Hops in your brewing process and we will post in on our site!
The Wine & Hop Shop is a retail homebrew shop located at 1931 Monroe Street in Madison, Wisconsin!
See this post on our Facebook page!
House of Brews is introducing Page’s new Beer, Black IPA, featuring Wisconsin Hops from the Wisconsin Hop Exchange. The excitement is building with Page’s first beer made with Hops from the Wisconsin Hop Exchange. The aroma’s in beer made with Wisconsin Hops’s from WHEx are amazing. Hops are pelleted and vacuum packed with in 24 hours of harvesting. Western Hops will be dried and baled and then sit in storage for months or years. This greatly affects the delicate aromas. Get to Texas Tubbs soon, the last of Wisconsin Hop Exchange hops are in the brew-masters kettles.
The Wiscsonsin Hop Exchange hosted a Beer Introduction at the Great Dane. The Board of Directors along with several growers hosted interested people from as far away as La Crosse, Wisconsin. Most were interested in learning more about hops, but some where also interested in growing hops. The Wisconsin hop Exchange member growers were busy all night answering questions about hops and how we grow them. All along sampling the Great Dane’s HopSconsin. There were many Tee Shirts and free HopSconsin Beer tickets given out in drawings every half hour. If you still have not tried HopSconsin yet, you had better get to the Great Dane fast, sounds like it will be gone soon!