Beer is a product of agriculture. What we drink from the bottle is the result of thoughtfully selected grains and hops used for beer recipes that create vastly different styles. Jeff O’Neil, the founder of Industrial Arts Brewing Company in the Hudson Valley, NY, joins the show.
We talk through what goes into sourcing local malt and hops, how the local malt industry has improved in New York, and the shifting hop production in the US. We also dip our toes into water conservation during the brewing process (pun intended).
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