Denver Beer Co's Annual Neighborhood Hop Swap.

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Denver Beer Co's Annual Neighborhood Hop Swap.
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Denver Beer Co says
It's time for our annual Neighborhood Hop Swap - our favorite event of the summer!

Each summer we host an annual “Neighborhood Hop Swap” during which we hand out traditional American Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hop plants for Denverites to grow in their own backyards.

The hop starters are FREE to anyone willing to give them water, sunshine, and a little love to grow throughout the summer season.

We'll be giving away 150 baby hop plants on a first come, first served basis during the Hop Swap on May 31st from 5pm-7pm at the Platte Street Taproom!

Once the hops mature in the fall, Hop Swap participants bring their hop harvest back to the brewery where they are used in a true “local” brew. Hop Swap farmers have the opportunity to help Denver Beer Co. brewers craft a traditional American Pale Ale made with their own hops. Once the Hop Swap beer is ready for drinking, Hop Swap farmers are invited in to pick up a complimentary growler of their home-grown Hop Swap Ale.

So who should come to the Hop Swap? Denver Beer Co. invites anyone with a small plot of land, vertical space, and a love of craft beer to participate in the Hop Swap! The hop starters are from Summit Plant Labs are well suited to grow in Colorado’s Front Range climate.

Why do we love this event? Creating a true community-grown beer with hops from Denver gardens is the highlight of our year. Each year the character of the hops vary as do our farmers’ soil, sun, and water conditions. As a result, the flavor of the beer is nuanced to reflect the conditions of the particular Denver summer and the unique Denver farmers who care for the hops.
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