Northern Brewer, $2.50 / ounce, originally uploaded by Seligmans Dog.
I scored these compressed, fragrant Northern Brewer hops on Ebay the other day for about $2.50 / ounce delivered. I emptied the mail package to reveal this unlabeled ziploc baggie of hops. Score! 75 grams (another batch of beer) more than I payed for. If you haven't been paying attention to the beer world lately, there's been a massive increase in prices of hops over the past couple years. Perfect storm of factors contributing to the shortage, that seems to be easing up lately.
After I tossed this baggie in my freezer and went to work, I couldn't help thinking I was going to come home to a lawn full of black, shiny Chevy Suburbans with tinted windows and a SWAT team nearby. Apparently, all the big gun security agencies are too busy fighting terrorists to care about drug deals.
My first thought? "Man, that's some weird-looking weed"....
....not that I'd know.
Of course not, I was only guessing what it'd look like myself.
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