The Urban Hop Project

“New York, NY, May 16, 2012 – The Bronx Brewery, the latest craft brewery to come out of New York City, announces a new partnership with The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), a number of Bronx-based community gardens, and the Cornell Cooperative Extension on an Urban Hop Project, bringing hop growing and an Urban Hop beer to New York City.”   


“A diverse group of Bronx community gardens, including several community gardens in NYBG’s Bronx Green-up program and a Catholic parish, have planted 125 Cascade hop plants this spring to be grown and harvested for a special Urban Hop beer to be brewed and released by The Bronx Brewery later this year.  “I’m very excited to work with these community gardeners and develop a beer that spotlights the local character of these hops,” says Head Brewer Damian Brown.  All proceeds from the sale of the Urban Hop beer will be donated to the Bronx Green-Up program ( to support continued growth of community gardening in the Bronx.” 

““Bronx Green-Up is extremely grateful to The Bronx Brewery for their planned donation,” said Ursula Chanse, Director of Bronx Green-Up. “The funds will help Bronx Green-Up’s efforts to support urban gardeners by providing valuable growing information and planting materials, keeping the community gardens beautiful and viable.””   

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