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Humulus Lupulus

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Rhizomes unleashing the strength of Gods

Humulus lupulus, wolverine bine

Reaches for the sky

We watch and wonder how and why?

Wild hops growing in the hedgerows

The shoots a royal medieval treat

Medicinal properties many

Pickled, a modern acoutrement for your food

Hops harnessed for preservation powers

Domesticated and farmed

The perfect partner for beer's sweet malt

Bitter and tasty to a fault

Disease and Prohibition killed New York's hop farms

Turn of the century moving West

Yakima Valley turns out best

Microbrewing revolution

Brings hops back to the fore

Lupulus love affair more and more

An old English style back in the day

Comes back strong – everything IPA

Double, triple, quadrupel, imperial,

IBUs beyond the taste threshold, bitterer the better

New generation hop farmers get infected

With curiousity, crossing hop strains

Developing new flavors for eager brewers

Wrecked palates welcome new fruity flavors

Tropical - grapefruit, citrus, pineapple, passionfruit

Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, Cashmere, Triumph

Unlimited choices and combinations

New German hops - Mandarin Bavaria, Huell Melon, Lemondrop

Southern hemisphere, Nelson Sauvin, Galaxy, Motueka, Vic Secret

A new way to brew...aroma, aroma

Hops at the end or even cold side

Humulus Lupulus enjoys the new world

As do its cousins Indica and Sativa

Modern medicine finds new benefits

Artist brewers have an endless pallet

To paint paradoxical tonics of pleasure

That we can all enjoy at our leisure


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