Several local breweries have experimented over the past few years with growing their own hops, a plant that tends to like things a little cooler and wetter than wet get here in South Carolina. Quest Brewing Co. had solid success with the Cascade and Nugget hops that went into their Saluda Wet Hop IPA; it can be done (and that beer releases September 2). Now, Belue Farms Natural Food Market is making it a little more convienient for everybody. They’re growing hops next to their store, which can be purchased in frozen, vacuum-packed bags for brewing at home. They’re also selling hops to the folks at Hub City Tap House to make their Ferme Ici Saison: a peachwood-smoked farmhouse ale flavored with nectarine, peach and chili pepper. Locavore brew heaven.
AT THE MUSEUM
Head on over the The Arts Center of Greenwood and check out their super-cool Celebrate agriCULTURE exhibit, pairing local farmers and local artists. From oils to watercolors, ceramics to sculpture and mixed media pieces, these interpretations reflect the spirit and significance of what we grow here. Now through September 23rd.
The Arts Center of Greenwood
120 Main Street