This time last year breweries and hop farms were feeling the effects of massive bushfires. We caught up with Bright Brewery and Ryefield Hops one year on to see how they have fared.
Fledgling NSW hop grower Ryefield Hops has seen more than 50% of its hop crop decimated by drought and the effects of bushfires, but the team are hopeful that with some support, they can get back in business.
A beer made using exclusively New South Wales ingredients has been made possible by the first harvest from a start-up hop farm.
Ryefield Hops in Bemboka, southern New South Wales is planning a five-fold increase of its current acreage for the 2018 harvest.