Blue Mountain is not only a brewery in central Virginia, but a hop farm. In the photo, wires —which will hold hops in spring, summer, and early autumn— stand bare in winter (12 December 2010).
Now, at the end of March, weeks frost-free weather in the mid-Atlantic region herald the onset of hop growing season.
- Blue Mountain is one of five Virginia breweries (and one cidery) that comprise the Brew Ridge Trail in Nelson and Albemarle Counties. Another of those breweries, Devils Backbone, will host the 1st Virginia Craft Beer Fest, on 18 August, in Roseland, Virginia.
- Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, often posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as subject. Commercial use requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.