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International Bittering What Now?

International Bittering What Now?

By: Chris Washenberger IBU, in this hop-heavy world, is a number that is commonly tossed around and even more commonly misunderstood, if grasped at all. International Bittering Units are calculated numbers used to indicate bitterness in a beer. Regardless of ...

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Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design

Selecting the Right Trellis Design to Grow Great Hops By: Great Lakes Hops Creating the optimal hop yard that produces maximum yields with minimal infrastructure, labor, and inputs is critical to long term success & profitability of a hop yard.  ...

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Problems With Japanese Beetles?

Problems With Japanese Beetles?

Japanese Beetle Controls & Strategies By: Great Lakes Hops  Photo credit: Bryan Gilles Japanese beetles are proving to be a formidable foe in hop yards located in the Great Lakes region.  The beetles can cause significant damage to hop foliage ...

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Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies

Natural Enemies Workshop Presented By OMAF and MRA By: Sean Westerveld Learn about the natural enemies of crop pests, from predators to parasites to pathogens.  What do they do?  How can you find and identify them?  How can you protect them ...

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Beer Store Monopoly

Beer Store Monopoly

Beer Store Profits $700M Yearly From Near-Monopoly, Study Finds Posted by: CBC The Beer Store is reaping $700-million annually in “incremental profits” when compared to Quebec stores because of higher prices and the near-monopoly the foreign-owned retailer has in Ontario, ...

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Craft beer wave could lose its fizz: Olive

Craft beer wave could lose its fizz: Olive

Craft beer could become a victim of its own popularity. By: David Olive on August 30, 2013 – Toronto Star A funny thing happened on the way to global domination of the world beer market by a handful of “macrobreweries.” ...

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Tickets For Cask Days 2013 Still Available

Tickets For Cask Days 2013 Still Available

By Mom ‘n Hops Tickets are now on sale for Cask Days 2013, Canada’s largest annual cask-conditioned craft beer festival which returns in its 9th year at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20. ...

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