Hops Plucking Like Grandma Used to Do

I cup the blossom and raise it to my nose. A sweet smell of wet grass and pine can be easily detected. Then I return my gaze to the motherly apron clad women sitting by the barn merrily plucking hops from the vines. My lovely wife is now among them laughing as she helps toss hops buds into…

Finger Hackeln – Bavarian Finger Pulling

I was apprehensive when I first heard about the finger pulling fest. Like most children who grow up in America, I have been duped by a father’s odor releasing ploy (I may have even carried on the tradition with my own kids). Envisioning a fest tent bursting with leder hosen clad, sauerkraut and beer fueled Bavarian farmers…