This Beer couldn't be any more Local!

Michael Clark and Luke Pestl, co-founders of Toronto’s Bellwoods Brewery, launched the very first City Hops project this past summer. The idea was to get Torontonians talking – and asking the specific question “where does this beer come from?”.

City Hops consisted of growing hops in 8 different downtown Toronto locations including I deal Coffee, Parts & Labour, residential backyard gardens, and Wychwood Barns.

The Bellwoods Brewery team just finished up their first City Hops harvest – the hops are being dried, vacuum-packed and frozen for future use as the brewery is currently being set up, but the plan is to use them in specialty casks.

The exciting news is that the project is taking off, and Toronto’s Brickworks have been added to the growing locations for next summer! The ultimate ambition is to create a “100 Mile Ale” – then Torontonians can really answer just exactly where their beer is coming from!

Read the full article from the Globe and Mail here!

 

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