402 – Yakima: The Quest for Hops
The explosion of craft beer brewing across the United States has created a widespread interest in the process of beer making. A beer festival in Tucson, Arizona, leads us to some local brewers and sends us on a quest to the origin of what makes beer different—hops. Nearly all our hops are cultivated around Yakima, Washington where we follow the annual harvest. We sample as many products of hop production as possible.