Last month, I had the incredible good fortune of being introduced to Heather and Sam Wilson, from @hopculturefarmsandbrewco, through a mutual friend. I connected with them just as they were close to wrapping a successful #kickstarter campaign, ahead of deadline, to help raise funds for the construction of their nano brewery.
Sam and Heather graciously let me take time out of their extremely busy lives to visit their hop farm in Colchester, CT and learn more about their operations.
To say that Sam and Heather are hardworking people would be to downplay the amount of toil and time they have put into their 40 acre hop farm, cultivating over 3,000 hops while balancing fulltimes jobs: in the workforce and as parents!
If there was one thing evident to me as I walked with them and broke open freshly-grown Cascade hops to breathe in the lupulin powder, it’s that Sam and Heather are the kind of people who are humble about efforts that make a desk jockey like me downright bashful. How they found the time, or the drive, to say nothing of the skill (neither is a legacy farmer) are questions that still elude me. When do they sleep?
Hop Culture Farms is a family effort and their brewery, when it opens, will be a welcome place for beerlovers and families alike. The kind of place they would want to build for their own family - which they did.
Look for the opening soon! I have no doubt this place will be special.
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