Wachusett Brewing Company Prepares for Homegrown Hop Ale--Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kim Slayton, events coordinator at Wachusett Brewing Company, assists in picking locally grown hops from farms in Ashburnham and Westminster that will be used in Wachusett's Homegrown Hop Ale, which will be available at the brewery for sampling and purchase in the brewery's store starting on October 27 until supplies last.

Ginette Cormier of Templeton, retail employee at Wachusett Brewing Company, holds a perfect hop that will be used in the Homegrown Hop Ale.

Ned LaFortune, founder and president of Wachusett Brewing Company, has a little fun while picking hops for the Homegrown Hop Ale, by wearing a hop-mustache.