Trevor Klimek

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.

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...

Brewer Chat: Trevor Klimek of Paw Paw Brewing

Brewer Chat: Trevor Klimek of Paw Paw Brewing

PAW PAW, MI

About twenty minutes west of Kalamazoo, a city known around the world for its beer, lies a sleepy town that probably hasn't yet registered on your beer radar. In fact we'd bet that, unless you're from the Southwest of the state, you've likely never heard of Paw Paw, Michigan.

On a recent trip along I-94 we found a good reason to stop. Paw Paw Brewing Company operates a tiny taproom and slightly larger production facility; bringing craft beer to a town badly in need of some variety. During our brief visit, we got a chance to chat with Trevor Klimek, a brewer at Paw Paw and a man who's deeply invested in bringing craft beer to rural Southwest Michigan...