This content was originally published by The Hop Review, a digital magazine that joined the Hop Culture family in March 2020.
This piece was written by Tom White.
In this week’s Hoplinks, a Scottish brewer wants to open a pub in your hometown, a few idiots break into a hop farm, an early adopter brewery struggles in Maine, and the first of the 2016 “Best Of” lists hits our inbox.
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND — After announcing plans to open their first US outpost in Columbus next year, Scottish brewer BrewDog wants to open a pub in your hometown. Any city which provides more than 500 investors through their Equity for Punks program will be a candidate for a brew pub within 12 months. As fans of the brewery’s other locations around the world, the chance to bring one to Chicago is tempting. [THR Wire]
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA — A hop farm in Canada was broken into recently after
PORTLAND, ME — The brewery that started it all in Maine’s now booming brewery scene is having a hard time of late. D.L. Geary Brewing Co., founded in 1983, has seen beer production drop nearly 35% since 2011. As the beer industry continues to explode, adaption to avoid becoming irrelevant in an ever changing market is something many of the established breweries will need to address. [Portland Press Herald]
USA — As we near the end of 2016, we’ll undoubtedly be seeing many a “Best Of” list come through our inbox. The first to do so comes from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine, in which they’ve listed top breweries and beers in dozens of categories. Any on there they missed? [Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine]
Photo of a hop cone (which does not look like marijuana) from our Harvest 2016 visit to Goose Island’s Elk Mountain Farm in Bonners Ferry, Idaho — by Jack Muldowney.