Denver Beer Co. to host ‘Hop Swap’ during American Craft Beer Week

Denver Beer Co., which isn’t quite open yet, is hosting a Hop Swap this weekend. If you’ve got a green thumb and a taste for beer, stop by and pick up your very own organic Cascade hop plant, and a growler of beer! See below for more details:

Local brewer to pass out American Cascade hop plants for Denverites to grow in their own backyards

WHAT: To celebrate American Craft Beer Week, Denver Beer Co. will host a neighborhood “Hop Swap.”  On May 15, Denver Beer Co. will hand out traditional American Cascade hop plants for Denverites to grow in their own backyards. The certified organic and disease free hop starters from Fort Collins’ Summit Plant Labs are well suited to grow in Colorado’s Front Range climate.

Once the hops mature in the fall, Hop Swap participants will bring their hop harvest back to the brewery where they will be used in a true “local” brew.  Hop Swap farmers will have the opportunity to help Denver Beer Co. brewers craft a traditional American Pale Ale made with their own hops.

WHO: 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.

WHERE & WHEN: Sunday May 15, 2011
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Denver Beer CO.
1695 Platte St
Denver, CO 80220

HOW: Hop plants can be reserved in advance online at  Denver Beer Co. will distribute 100 plants on a first come, first served basis during the Hop Swap.

WHY: Though Denver Beer Co. is unable to officially begin brewing for another few weeks, the Hop Swap is a great way for the company to promote American Craft Beer Week.


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