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April 3rd, 2014 Hop Lot Brewing Co. tasting

A lot has happened over the past few months and we want to bring you up to speed to our current state. We made new friends in February as old friends and family joined us in Suttons Bay to learn more about our project and of course sample some ‘home brews’!  The tasting event included […]

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Brewhouse has arrived!

December 17th, 2013

Hop Lot Brewery 12.17.13 It was quite the journey for both the kettles and myself, but everything/one is safe and sound. For the kettles, it was a cozy 2300 mile ride by truck and train from Portland, OR. For me, I battled two blizzards and some of the iciest highways I’ve ever driven on. The […]

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Cheers to the end of Prohibition

December 5th, 2013 Prohibition barrel drain

Hop Lot Brewery Erin Borgerson 12.5.13 Cheers to the end of Prohibition The reason you decided to read this blog is because you are a fan of beer. Now try to imagine a world without the beer… horrifying right? Fortunately for us beer-lovers, a decision made 80 years ago today, is the reason we are […]

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New brewery member announced

December 2nd, 2013

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added another member to our beer factory! Luke Johnson has joined our team to assist in brewing operations. Those who have frequented the Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival over the past few years may recognize him as the 3-time Home Brew – “People’s Choice” Champ!

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Michigan Legislation pushing for self distribution for microbreweries

November 21st, 2013

Very encouraging news out of Lansing last week. The Michigan Senate passed a bill that would allow certain microbreweries (those who sell less than 1000 barrels per year) to self distribute to local retailers, e.g., restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores without having to go through the current 3-tier distribution channels. This could potentially open […]

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What’s in a Brewery name?

November 17th, 2013 Kenzie Hop Lot

Hop Lot Brewery 11.17.13 What’s in a brewery name? For our first official blog post, we’d like to start by explaining what’s behind the name, Hop Lot Brewing Co.  It all started when, in 2011, we purchased a few (dozen) hop plants to grow for our homebrew. We tilled our land, planted the rhizomes, watered […]

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Yeast Starter

October 18th, 2013

Do you make a yeast starter for your homebrew? You should. Making a starter is easy, and can be the difference between a good beer and a great one. Creating the correct amount of healthy yeast for pitching will ensure a quick and successful fermentation, leading to cleaner beer flavor. Just how big of a […]

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