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Growing Hops for Beauty and Beer Making

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Phelan Gardens

4955 Austin Bluffs Parkway

Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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This class will teach the basics of growing hops in your backyard and making delicious beer with your harvest. Certified Master Gardener Michele Ritchie will discuss planting and growing. Home brewer Rich Mock will discuss harvesting and brewing. You will learn hop choice, soil prep, growing conditions, pest control, harvesting and best of all, how your homegrown hops could win you the homebrew competition and the Hopness Monster trophy."

Michele Ritchie is a certified master gardener, beer enthusiast, and local food professional. She has grown vegetables, herbs and fruits in Colorado for 30 years and teaches Colorado gardeners how to grow edible plants in their own gardens. Michele has enjoyed the Pikes Peak Region's craft & home brew scene since the early '90s and always travels with a growler to satisfy her search for delicious local beer.

Rich Mock is a long time hop grower, home brewer, BJCP certified beer judge, Black Forest Brew Crew member and beer ambassador. He is a retired Air Force civil servant, professor, defense contractor and consultant. He is a proud founding father of the Brew Bros of Pikes Peak home brew club.

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