I’ve been studying hops for a while now and have been curious about how they are grown in Europe. Having been to Prague before and totally falling in love with the city, we decided to base ourselves there and explore the hop growing regions of the Czech republic.

What a wonderful place and yes it is true, beer can be purchased cheaper than water. The going rate for a pint at the pub was about $2.25 Canadian. Yes, beer heaven.

Zatec was our primary destination when it came to exploring the history of the hop industry and getting ideas for our own hop yards back in Canada. There is a shrine in Zatec to Hops, no kidding… and the museum is well worth the visit for hop growers like ourselves.

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