Hop Farm Washington State
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Steve Lay

Hops and Yeast Gives Craft Beer Flavor and Aroma

Hops are a unique cone shape design from Mother Nature. This plant is one of the most popular ingredient in modern beer. Yeast is what makes beer have a great mouthfeel and also works with hops for aromas and flavors. Until the 1800’s no one knew what yeast was-it was the magical ingredient harvested in one beer and put into another batch. And yes yeast grows naturally in nature.

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Cover Crop
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Steve Lay

The Vineyards Cover Crop

What the wine industry does to conserve and manage the vineyard. In California’s Wine Country, winter is a time when brown hillsides turn green and

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Ken Koleszar
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Steve Lay

Some Words From Ken

Knowledge of raw materials, equipment, care in manufacturing gives our clients quality products! The following comes from a presentation by our own Ken Koleszar-IOW Operations.

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Toasting with wine
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Steve Lay

The Toast To . . .

Proper Toasting Is an Art Form Not to Be a Casual Exercise My first exposure to the seriousness of “toasting” came from my time in

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Churchill Winery
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Steve Lay

Only Four In Nevada

Don’t Let The Title Let You Get To Far Ahead As hard as it may be to comprehend, there was a wine industry in the

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