Herb farming on Sunflower Cottage Farm, Billie Clifton realized the need for hops and began growing a hop field with the intention to create her own craft brewery in Virginia. Eventually, Backroom Brewery was founded, and today they create “artisan brews” based on the special herbs that they grow, in addition to the hops. We talk about the transition in history from gruit to hops and a little about the hop industry in general.
After, Nick Floyd of Three Floyds (Munster, IN) discusses the origins of the brewery, Dark Lord Day, and what Indiana breweries he considers to be vastly underrated.
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About Building Breweries
In The Building Breweries Podcast, Michael Moeller speaks with a new brewery representative, from establishments of all sizes, about their origin as a brewery and other Beverage Industry issues, ranging from wholesaling to state regulations. This is Michael’s first podcast project.