Round Table Hops has an interesting take on hop production. They’ve built up a model of a greenhouse-based hydroponic hopyard capable of year round harvests. Watch the video and see what you think. A few points that stuck out to me:
- 60% decreased water usage compared to traditional methods
- 98% reduction in land requirements compared to traditional methods
- ZERO pesticide usage, compared to traditional methods
This could be very cool. They have four days to go in their Kickstarter campaign and are a little over half way there. Check it out.
Also, they’ll be holding a wrap party tonight at Republic in Minneapolis from 5-8pm. Beer. Food. Free stuff. Needless to say, you can chat up the folks behind Round Table Hops as well. Cheers!