175 years of the finest hop aroma from Tettnang
Anniversary | In 1844, Charles Goodyear obtained the patent for his process of rubber vulcanization. That same year, Samuel Morse sent the first telegraphic message in his eponymous alphabet from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, and in Munich, an increase in the price of beer sparked riots in the streets. 1844 was also the year in which the first hop farmers convened on Lake Constance to form a group sharing common interests. 175 years ago, they laid the cornerstone for what would become, in its present form, the Hopfenpflanzerverband Tettnang (HPV or in English, the Tettnang Hop Growers’ Association). Since its founding, of course, many things have changed – both in hop farming and also in the work performed by the Hop Growers’ Association. On the occasion of the Association’s 175th anniversary, BRAUWELT International spoke with HPV Executive Director Jürgen Weishaupt about the past, the present and the future in Tettnang.