Humboldt Regeneration, Jacob Pressey

Years ago I interviewed Jacob Pressey about Humboldt Regeneration — he was just getting started with the project — a CSB — Community Supported Brewery.  Now he is receiving recognition as being the first California grown beer — and he grows much of the raw materials on his farm.  I know what you are thinking — grain is typically seen in super gigantic swaths of the great plains — farm equipment is programmed with GPS and each pass of a combine can be a quarter of a mile long — how the heck do you grow it in Humboldt.

Well — oddly enough — Humboldt used to be known for grain growing — winning many State fair contests with the varieties grown right here.  Talking with some old-timers in Hoopa, they talked about how the hills were once covered with wheat — which shocked the heck out of me!  So really — by growing wheat we are just coming home to something we do well here anyway.

Listen to the interview with Jacob Pressey

In the meantime check out his website!

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