Welcome to the second volume of Hop & Barley. We’d like to start off by thanking everyone who purchased the first volume, or subscribed to the publication. We’ve been overwhelmed by the support received and are humbled by the kinds words offered by many.
We’d always anticipated spending a little more time delivering this next volume than the bimonthly schedule would dictate; we were, however, perhaps a little naive as to how much longer this would take. Hop & Barley has always set out to produce a design-conscious publication, with in-depth stories from the brewing industry. As such, we have never wanted to stand still, and this second volume represents a refinement of our original intentions.
We’ve been working hard to establish a team of talented writers, photographers and illustrators who will contribute content to this, and forthcoming volumes.
We’d like to pay particular thanks to Jo Keeling from Ernest Journal, for collaborating with us on content for the Wild Beer feature and providing the beautiful photography. We’re really proud of this volume and we hope you enjoy reading it.