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The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

The Hop Review's Best Moments of 2014

As we all do at this time of year, it's time to look back at 2014. If we do say so ourselves, it's been quite the year for The Hop Review. We've been lucky enough to sit down with no-less than 28 of the craft beer industry's most knowledgeable, passionate, and driven people. This is all on top of the many events we've attended and the countless other awesome folks we've come across; many of who we plan to chat with throughout the next year.

Founder Chat: Stephen Roginson of Detroit's Batch Brewing

Founder Chat: Stephen Roginson of Detroit's Batch Brewing

DETROIT, MI

As we're all well aware by this point, Detroit has been colorfully painted as the decrepit, overgrown, fallen-from-grace wasteland. But just as trendy as it was to share ruin-porn photos of the Motor City in recent years, it's now just as hip to cover it's recent resurgence. Detroit is encountering a bit of a renaissance period. Full of reclaimed spaces, new infrastructure, renovation like you wouldn't believe and a distinctly bohemian spirit. Among these entrepreneurs looking to bring new life to the neighborhood is Stephen Roginson, founder and brewer at Batch Brewing Company in the city's oldest neighborhood, Corktown...

Luka Rojnik of Slovenia's Rojnik Hop Farm

Luka Rojnik of Slovenia's Rojnik Hop Farm

Brezovica, Slovenia

Being a part of The Hop Review certainly has its perks. One of those is the chance to meet some fascinating people who are eager to put us in touch with other equally-interesting people. This spring, while chatting with Paw Paw Brewing Company's brewer Trevor Klimek on their sun-soaked patio, we were introduced to Slovenian hop farmer Luka Rojnik. With generations worth of hop growing knowledge from his family's farm Rojnik Hops, Luka was visiting the US to spread the word on the family goods...