Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Schedule published for #2013HopFest on Aug 24

The official schedule has been finalized for the 2013 Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest. This community event is next week on Saturday, August 24 starting at 11am.

Free to participate Register Now!

Thanks to Ian Bottorff for all your help!
  • 8 AM
    ~ Staff Meeting (not attendees)
  • 9 -11 AM
    ~ Event Setup
  • 11 AM
     ~ Hop Picking Begins [11am-5pm]
     ~ Beverage Samples Tapped
     ~ The EARTHLINGS on Stage [11am-3pm]
  • 12 PM
    ~ Staff/Bands Lunch
  • 1 PM
     ~ 1st HOPYARD TOUR (Meet at Hop Picking Tent)
  • 2:30 PM
     ~ 2nd HOPYARD TOUR (Meet at Hop Picking Tent)        
  • 3 PM
     ~ KICK BRICKS on Stage [3pm-5pm]
  • 4 PM
     ~ LAST HOPYARD TOUR (Meet at Hop Picking Tent)
  • 5 PM
    ~ Hop Picking Ends
  • 6 PM
    ~ Community Potluck
  • 7 PM
    ~ The Earthlings back on stage
  • 9 PM
    ~ Bonfire Lighting
    ~ Special Tapping of two Beers by Ian Bottorff

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2013 Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest announced for Sat August 24

Thanks to the many donations from individuals and organizations like BrewFest Partners, Simple Earth Hops is proud to announce the return of the Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11am-11pm in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.
Eventbrite - 2013 Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest
This is a free community event provides a family friendly space with free beverage samples on the farm, kids activities, live music, hopyard tours and a huge community potluck at 6pm for more than 100 attendees who will lend a hand from 11am to 5pm to pick hops at 4352 State Road 23 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.


The Simple Earth Hops logo
SIMPLE EARTH HOPS 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, WI CONTACT Simple Earth Hops | Matt Sweeny | 262-210-4077


Founded in 2009, Simple Earth Hops provides locally grown hops to brewers in Wisconsin. Connect with them on Facebook at or register for free tickets at

Additional support provided by BrewFest Partners

BrewFest Partners
Photos from previous Hop Harvest Brewfests

Photo by Rachel Konsella

Photo by Rachel Konsella

Photo by Rachel Konsella

Photo by Rachel Konsella

Monday, April 8, 2013

2013 Hop Growers Roundtable Event June 22 in Dodgeville WI

Our first farm event this year will be on Sat., June 22 where we are hosting the Simple Earth Hops 2013 Hop Growers Roundtable. This summer hopyard event will feature 2 hoppy presentations in the morning, a reception at lunch time and a forum discussion with hop growers Rich Joseph from Joseph Staudt Hop's and David Buss of Davali Ridge Farm both of the Wisconsin Hop Exchange.

ORDER TICKETS NOW for $45 per person at - Cheers to local beers!

Eventbrite - 2013 Hop Growers Rountable

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

2013 Hop Rhizome Pre-Orders Online

Do you want to grow hops? Want better ingredients for your homebrew?

Finally, pick your own hops!

Simple Earth Hops is now selling hop rhizomes which you can plant in your backyard to grow your own hops! Hop rhizomes are easy to order at

There's 7 varieties of hop rhizomes to choose from including:

The hop rhizomes are disease free -- they come from a clean hopyard and are sold in sets of 2. Order your hop rhizomes now online at hops

Orders will begin to ship out in April! Cheers!

Wisconsin Hopyard Photo by Rachel Konsella

Thursday, March 7, 2013

2013 Hopyard Volunteer Opportunities in Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Hopyard Volunteer Openings Available in Dodgeville, Wisconsin
2013 Volunteer Opportunities Available at Simple Earth Hops in Dodgeville, Wisconsin
F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E
Contact:  Matt Sweeny, Simple Earth Hops /
Dodgeville, WI--Simple Earth Hops ( announced today that Matt Sweeny is recruiting commercial hops volunteers for the 2013 growing season. The volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Matt Sweeny via email at … Hopyard volunteer opportunities include stringing the hopyard in April, 2013, weeding throughout the year, running the irrigation and hopyard care. And beer might be a topic of discussion. Learn how we marketing local hops, see the Simple Earth Hops established commercial hopyard and share in how to use earth-friendly growing practices. Volunteer gigs will be scheduled from April 2013 on through the season into August at the hop harvest event and into September, 2013.

When:        Volunteer Openings run from April, 2013 through September, 2013
Where:        At the hopyard! 4352 State Road 23, Dodgeville, WI 53533
About: Simple Earth Hops was founded in 2009 to promote the business of hops and sustainable agriculture methods in the Midwest.  Connect with them on Facebook

* Simple Earth Hops blog:
* Photos and logos:

Photos below by Rachel Konsella from the 2012 Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

2012 Dodgeville, WI Hopyard Harvest Event Photos by Rachel Konsella

Special thanks goes out to all the Event Staff that pitched in last August, 2012 for the Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest...Thank You. Seriously, thanks! Rachel Konsella volunteered as the Hopyard Event Photographer & Facepainter. Thanks to Rachel and her friend Brian, we are proud to present many beautiful, professional photos featuring the 2012 hop harvest in Dodgeville, Wisconsin.

Simple Earth Hops in Dodgeville, WI
One of many 2012 Wisconsin hopyard harvest photos by Rachel Konsella (link to Facebook photos)

from the 2012 Hopyard Harvest in  Dodgeville, WI

Read about our Community Garden Plot project in Dodgeville, WI