Hop Tour - a visit to a Hop Yard & Breweries - Saturday, July 21 - 12-4pm
Join GRBT for one of our newest tour experiences!
For the first time ever, we will venture out to Pure Mitten Hops, a West Michigan hop yard, during peak hop season & also drink sample some tasty brews at Trail Point Brewing Co. & DeHop's Brewing Co.! We are excited to visit the hop yard andshare these breweries with you.
Pure Mitten Hops has 11 acres of hops! Hops are a curious green flower that balances beers with various flavors, depending on the hop variety. Hops can add bitter, juicy, piney, Earthy, floral and citrusy flavors to beers. Every beer you've ever drank has hops in it, some just have more hops than others. You will learn how hops are grown & get your hands into the experience by checking out the hops like brewers do.
Before we head to the hop yard, you'll wet your pallet with beers at Trail Point Brewing Co. Then, we will head to the tour at Pure Mitten Hops . After, we'll be swinging by DeHop's Brewing Co. for beers and an opportunity for lunch.
Trail Point Brewing Co. was born from the brew kettles of Jeff Knoblock and Gary Evans and cultivated in the MOB (Muskegon Ottawa Brewers) homebrew club. The MOB is where they honed their brewing skills, perfected recipes, judged beers, experimented, and built personal relationships. Melon Farmer (watermelon & cucumber shandy) and CIPApotamus (IPA brewed with exclusively Citra Hops) are noteworthy ales.
DeHop's Brewing Co. (a name derived from the owners, DeHann) is Standale's only brewery. DeHop's opened up March of this year. Mark and Cathy DeHaan had a dream of building a place that brought people together, a place that would be warm, friendly and open to all. DeHop's gave them the opportunity to bring together their interests; Mark's for Great Beer and food, Cathy's for hospitality and decor.Besides their tasty ales, they also have premium burgers, authentic tacos, sides and salads, with over the top desserts.
Tour includes 10 large samples of beer, a private hop yard tour at Pure Mitten Hops, a private brewery tour at Trail Point Brewing Co. and transportation to and from the breweries (& hop farm) with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, July 21- 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at DeHop's Brewing Co. (last stop).