SCVB welcomes NYC craft beer pioneer and owner of Brooklyn's Bitter & Esters Homebrew and Brew On Premises, John LaPolla, who will be explaining everything you've always wanted to know about hops.
Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor – from spicy, citrusy, pine-like, earthy to floral. Learn how hops are used for flavoring, bittering, and preserving beer and leave with a deeper appreciation for the world of hops. Afterwards we will taste four beer samples and discuss the hops role in the flavor profile of each beer.