October 28, 2021

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Kansas farmer encourages craft beer with cell bar ‘The Tipsy Farmer’

MOSCOW — When Brandi Lahey commenced increasing hops five yrs back, she was not certain what she was likely to do with the flowering plant. Her husband Evan Lahey already grew corn, cotton, sorghum and wheat on their farm in southwest Kansas. Brandi Lahey preferred to mature some thing unique and diversify. 

Soon, she acquired her father involved in the rising course of action. 5 years in the past, they planted their first hops crop in Moscow and commenced Cimarron Prairie Farms.

Brandi Lahey’s passion increased, she kept planting, experienced a competition to introduce the crop to the community, and started selling hops to a close by brewery. 

Traveling with hops

Cassie Maddox and Chris Begley of Missouri buy beer from Brandi Lahey, owner of the Tipsy Farmer, at the South Bend Hemp Festival in Great Bend, Kans. in July.

Soon Brandi Lahey’s enthusiasm turned to educating. This previous May possibly, she resolved to open a cellular drink organization and vacation statewide. She calls this company The Tipsy Farmer.

Wanting to get the message out about Kansas-made craft beers, Lahey turned an outdated trailer into a touring bar of sorts – it capabilities Dodge Metropolis Brewing, the brewery that utilizes her Kansas-developed hops in their brews. She also sells other craft beers from around the point out on her trailer.