by Pat Malin
COOPERSTOWN, NY — For a pair of millennials, 20-year-old Alicia Hager and her 30-year-old brother, Louis Hager III, have a surprising grasp of their family’s history and how it relates to their own future.
The Hagers hosted a group of hops growers, brewers, consultants and others interested in the beer and beverage industry on a tour of Hager Hops Farm outside Cooperstown on in August. The visit was the fourth and last stop during a field day sponsored by the Northeast Hops Alliance (NeHA) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County.
This year’s field day drew 110 participants. It started Saturday morning at Northern Eagle Beverages in Oneonta. The group was then treated to lunch at Cooperstown Brewing Company in Milford, and from there, they traveled north for a brief visit to Belgian-owned Brewery Ommegang, on the outskirts of picturesque Cooperstown. [Read more…]