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The colour green – or why hops ought to be selected in the dark

Green is the colour of hope. The word is derived from the Old High German verb “gruoen”, meaning “to grow”, “to sprout” or “to flourish”. No wonder that hops are green, then. But do they have to be? Does colour tell us anything about quality? What are we looking for in hops? Do they have to look good? Does anyone ever see them, apart from the brewer, his apprentices and the people in the lab? Aren’t the... read more

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