Beer Quotes

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. think, 'It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'"
- Babe Ruth
"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
- Homer Simpson
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
- H.L. Mencken
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin*
"Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."
- W.C. Fields
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
- Paul Hornung
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
- George Bernard Shaw
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
- Dave Barry
"To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a 'support group.' Salvation in a can!"
- Leo Durocher

2014 Tour & Tastings a huge success!

A big thank you to the hundreds of you who showed up to support our hopyard yesterday. It was a great success and a fun day for all involved. Special thanks to VB Brewery, ROC Brewing, Brews & Brats and to Bobby & the Einsteins who played some terrific music.

Hopyard tour crowd

Cheers to you all! Fred, Kurt & Rob

Partners BH sign

Hop Tour

 

2014 Bluebell Hopyard Tour & Tasting

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Sunday August 3rd, 2014
Noon-5pm

FEATURING TWO LOCAL GROWERS
IN THEIR THIRD YEAR OF OPERATION

The Bluebell Hopyard
319 Cline Road
Victor, NY 14564
585-749-3460

Schmidt Farm
415 County Road 8
Farmington, NY 14425
585-869-6801

The Bluebell Hopyard - Owned and operated by Kurt Charland, Rob Potter, and Fred Armstrong.

Currently growing Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Glacier, Nugget, Willamette, and Heirloom Cluster F’s. The 19th century Heirloom Clusters have been cultivated from the BBHY property and Valentown Museum.

Join us along with the VB Brewery, ROC Brewing Co, and Brews & Brats for our on-site hop yard tour and beer tasting event.

Event tickets at the door: $5 donation – Food, Beer Tastings, Pints and Merchandise will be available for purchase.

Live music provided by Bobby & the Einsteins.

                Learn about hops and how they grow.  Please stop by, it will make you very hoppy!

Schmidt Farm -  Owned and operated by Stephan Schmidt is currently growing four varieties of hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Willamette. Cascade & Centennial are an Aroma hop while Willamette is a Bittering hop. Chinook has both Aroma and Bittering properties. Free Tour ~ Food available for purchase by Roc City Sammich Food Truck ~ $ Beer Tastings by Abandon Brewery

Rochester Real Beer Week

Rochester Real Beer Week is coming up June 13-22, 2014!  Go on out to the South Wedge to taste some great craft beers.  Find out more at rochesterrealbeer.com

Bluebell Hopyard gets some kudos in the event directory. Read the article by Mark Tichenor by clicking below:

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Read the article (PDF)

Bluebell Hopyard in (585) Magazine

 

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Bluebell Hopyard is in the news again! (585) Magazine’s March/April issue just published an article called “The Future of Farming: Hops provide a booming option for agricultural entrepreneurs.” The article features a one page story and a few photos of our hop yard. (585) Magazine can be found at Wegmans, Tops, Parkleigh, Worldwide News, Hegedorn’s, Wades Market and others.

READ THE ARTICLE (pdf)