Pedersen Hops

An enlightening trip to an upstate NY farm that has been growing hops since before it was cool.

I learned more about hops from Pedersen in a few hours than I ever knew before. IBC Brewers Michael Bank and Andrew Hausman taught me a lot on the ride up, too. And we returned to Ithaca with a truckload (300 pounds) of hops for one of Ithaca Beer Co.’s specialty beers, Outdoor Ale!