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Hops Production in Virginia


Laura Siegle

Associate Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Virginia Tech

Dixon Leatherbury

Owner: Seaside Hops Farm

Machipongo, Virginia

Board Member: Old Dominion Hops Co-Op


What does it take to grow hops? What do they like and dislike about growing in these parts? Get a brief overview of hops production in VA when Dixon and Laura hit the stage to educate us on the physiology of the plant…and ultimately what happens to these babies post-harvest.

TIP: You just may be tasting some of Dixon’s hops around the site as he actually supplies some of our local breweries including Coelacanth Brewing in Norfolk, Big Ugly Brewing out of Chesapeake, Alewerks in Williamsburg - who will all be pouring at the Fest!

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