Follow this link for more information and registration: www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-south-atlantic-hops-conference-tickets-26084925715
The 2017 conference will highlight hop growing and research in the South Atlantic region. Because our industry is so young, in previous years we have brought in experts from the Pacific Northwest and northern states where they have more experience growing hops. But we now have growers and researchers who have been growing hops for six, eight, and more years. So this year we are going to hear exclusively from growers, researchers, brewers, and other related individuals from this region. We will present the latest research results on hop growing and hop cone chemistry from NC State University, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University. There is also some great grower based research taking place that will be presented.
You can register for the Friday afternoon tour and the Saturday educational program together or separately. The event will start on Friday at 11:00 am with lunch at the hotel followed by afternoon tours (leaving at noon) of hop/beer related businesses (see tour information below). That will be followed by an evening brewery tour where a bus will run a continuous loop among the hotel and breweries (see brewery tour information below). You will be able to buy dinner and beer on the tour (Friday evening food and beer NOT included in the registration). Attendees who register for Saturday only are welcome to join us at the breweries on Friday night. The educational program and trade show will take place on Saturday at the hotel. Saturday lunch is included in the registration.