Hometown Farmer - 6th Meridian Hops Farm
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
YANKTON, SD — Hops farms are popping up in Siouxland, but how does this often bitter beer ingredient grow here?
Ryan Heine knows about beer.
He and his family used to grow a handful of hops in the backyard while living in Omaha.
"We were like, 'well, let's just start a hops farm,'" said Heine. "And it really was overnight, instantaneous happenings."
In 2014, Heine might've wondered if the idea of starting a hops farm back where he grew up, near Yankton, SD, might've been crazy.