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John Brach

President

Minnesota Hop Growers Association

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Minnesota Hop Growers Association

1890 Social Centre 112 S Lewis Street

Shakopee, Minnesota,55379

United States

Company Description

MHGA is operated exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, as defined in Section 501(c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code....more

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Employment History

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Stone Farm


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About - Minnesota Hop Growers Association

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John Brach - President


2017 Annual Meeting and Workshop - Minnesota Hop Growers Association

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John Brach, MHGA President


MN Hop Growers on WCCO - Minnesota Hop Growers Association

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MHGA president John Brach was recently interviewed by WCCO 4 News at 5 for a story about local hop growing.
See the interview here:


Blog Posts - Minnesota Hop Growers Association

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It provides a nice overview of hops, the state of growing them in MN, and features interviews with a couple of our members, John Brach and Jeremy Munson.
MHGA president John Brach was recently interviewed by WCCO 4 News at 5 for a story about local hop growing. See the interview here:


growlermag.com

John Brach, now president of MHGA, was also on that call that gave birth to an organization in March 2013, which by all accounts is altruistic for and on behalf of Minnesota-grown hops and those who want to get on board.
MHGA, says Brach, was created with a few simple aims. "Our whole purpose of existing is to help educate people interested in growing hops, get them connected with growers and suppliers, and to support research in Minnesota," he says. "And we've done a little bit of all of that this past year." Brach started looking into growing hops in 2011 for something to do as he was getting ready to retire from a career as an engineer for the Natural Resources Conservation Service. "There was a lot going on in Wisconsin [...] but there really was not much happening in Minnesota," says Brach. Brach wanted to form a network and community of support in Minnesota like what he'd found in Wisconsin, but he didn't quite know how to start. "We had no idea who else was interested. I asked how many growers we needed for an association, and I recall Charlie saying we need at least two in order to make the name plural," says Brach. Brach took his own plunge into hops recently, buying land near Stillwater, where he put hops in the ground for the first time in spring of 2013, giving life to Stone Hill Farm. He and his wife, Kim, also keep bees and their business card happily reads "Hops & Honey." Brach believes that MHGA and Minnesota are at the start of something big. "I'm hoping [Minnesota's] growth isn't just linear-I'm hoping we double the state's acreage for each of the next few years-to get operations going where people can see it," says Brach. Currently, he estimates the state has under ten acres of hop yards, but he anticipates hosting hop yard tours some day soon for people to visit the farm and the very ground from which their beer is grown. There's John Brach's Stone Hill Farm near Stillwater; Mighty Axe Hops near Ham Lake; North Road Hops near Grand Marais; and Ocean Fields Vineyard, which, as you might guess, is a vineyard diversifying with hops.


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