Hops are in short supply because of increase in the popularity of craft breweries. Therefore, farmers throughout the region are coming back to this age old industry of growing hops. Hops are cone shaped plants that are grown on an 18 foot tall trellis system. With new laws in New York State, there is a huge need for more hops. The new laws require that local craftsmen use an increasing percentage of local hops, barley, and oats. Maple and Hickory sap are also used to give the crafts beers additional flavors! Wow! Who knew?!!!!