Helderberg Brewery released a series of dry hopped beers on December 9th in collaboration with Stonewood Hops of LaGrangeville, NY. Ron Spadafora, Stonewood’s owner-operator, is exploring different techniques for processing whole hop cones grown on his farm. He came to Helderberg Brewery Incubator to compare his method with commercially processed hops.
Working with brewer Greg Hostash, Ron set up four different dry hop tests, comparing two varieties of hops. Flights of the resulting beers were served in the tap room last Friday night and will continue to be available for customers to test and give feedback.
Ron is the second participant in the brewery incubator after Damian Wolos, who developed a Mexican Lager recipe using NYS ingredients earlier this year.