Kathy stopped in Vernon, BC to learn more about The BX Press Cidery and Orchard and their cool ties to local history.
Justin Shepherd lives in Ontario, but makes it out to his family’s farm, JGL Shepherd Farms, in Moosimin, SK every year to help with the hop yard he started. Check out this interview about growing hops in Sasketchewan!
Kathy meets up with Kristy Rhyason from Edmonton, AB’s yegcider in Winnipeg to chat about growing apples in a urban setting, and changing the cider and agriculture landscape in Edmonton one apple at a time.
Photo courtesy of yegcider
This episode, Kathy chats with Northern Skies Hops from Desbarats, ON about growing hops in Northern Ontario, and their partnership with Outspoken Brewing.
Photo courtesy of Northern Skies Hops and Outpost
Kathy chats with Charles Ryan from Wysmykal Farm in Amherst Shore, NS about growing hops and his battle with downy mildew. Down with the dew!
This episode, Kathy Skypes in with Katie and Matthew from Twin Island Cider to talk about what it’s like to open a cidery on Pender Island, spontaneous fermentation, 100 year old apple trees and all cool things cider. This interview was recorded on January 8, 2018.
Photo credit: Twin Island Cider
This episode, Kathy heads to Strathmore, AB and chat with Origin Malting and Brewing about their grain to glass philosophy and their love for Alberta grown grain. Kathy also gets to check out their automated malting system, which is definitely drool worthy.
P.S. Did a shout out to Micheal Brophy from the the Malting Barley Research Institute, and said his name wrong. It is now correct in the podcast. Sorry Michael!
This episode, we learn how new barley varieties are developed and tested at Agriculture and Agrifood Canada’s Barley Breeding and Genetics program in Brandon, MB.