The Upper Valley Homebrew Outreach & Preservation Society (H.O.P.S. or UVHOPS) was founded in the fall of 2017, but it actually has its roots in two smaller clubs founded earlier. The Upper Valley Beer Society was made up primarily of homebrewers on the New Hampshire side of the Connecticut River, and the Homebrew Outreach & Preservation Society was mostly Vermonters from the western side of the river.
The merger of the clubs was partially inspired by the desire to support the Lebanon Brew Shop, the only local homebrew supply store in the Upper Valley.
If you are in the area, and are interested in the fermentation process as it applies to beer, mead, cyder, wine, and even foods, please consider joining our email discussion list.