Farm to Tap is hosting its second annual Tennessee Hops Week this month, and is stopping in Memphis for an educational event about hops on Tuesday, June 13.
Tennessee Hops Week Memphis is a free event open to anyone passionate about hops, brewing, and the agricultural industry.
The event at Agricenter International will allow industry experts to share the challenges and opportunities facing hops, a specialty crop and key ingredient in beer-making. It will include a panel discussion with local brewers, tour of the hopyard and barley trials at the Agricenter, and a happy hour.
The event begins at 1 p.m. in the Agricenter’s Hospitality Suite, 105 S. Germantown Parkway.
“Tennessee Hops Week highlights the mission of Farm to Tap, bringing local ingredients to the forefront in Tennessee craft beer,” said Sharon Cheek, Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild executive director.
“We are excited to gather Tennessee craft brewers, hops enthusiasts and growers at this event for an afternoon of education and networking.”
To register for the Tennessee Hops Week Memphis event on June 13, complete the form at tiny.utk.edu/hopsmemphis. Spaces are limited, and early registration is encouraged.
The Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild is a nonprofit organization representing independent craft breweries across Tennessee.
Farm to Tap is a partnership between the Craft Brewers Guild and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, and encourages the use of home-grown ingredients in Tennessee craft beer. The Craft Brewers Guild is also working closely with the UT Extension Service and other agricultural interests to bring the state’s farmers and brewers together.
Learn more about how Tennessee farmers and brewers are working together at www.farmtotap.org/pioneer-stories.