The Beard announced today that he has suspended his 2014 World Tour De Beard so he may be present at the 2014 Rogue Farms Hop Harvest. The harvest is expected to begin at 6:34am, Wednesday, August 20th at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon with the picking of Freedom Hops.
The Beard has packed his hop picking basket and will select the Freedom cones he’ll use to brew this year’s batch of Wet Hop Ale. The other Rogue Farms hop he’s using to brew Wet Hop Ale is the Yaquina variety, tentatively scheduled to be picked on August 28th.
The 2014 World Tour De Beard resumes on Sunday, September 7th with the Beard riding in the 2014 Amgen People’s Coast Arthritis Bike Classic. A full schedule of tour stops is currently in development and will be made available to the media and the public.