This year we’re partnering with Dancing Gnome Brewery to help you get in the gardening spirit. We’re pleased to announce a monthly Garden Tool beer series, proceeds of which support Grow Pittsburgh.
Digging Fork is next in the Garden Tool Beer series. This year we are collaborating with the Dancing Gnome brewery to bring you new and exciting beers, and a chance to support Grow Pittsburgh in the process. If you missed the previous beers don’t fret, there are more on the way! Each month our collaboration will feature a beer named after a garden tool, with the information provided by us and the can artwork by Camp Copeland Studio. Whether you have acres outside of the city, some raised beds in the suburbs, or a small porch set up in the city, we want to give you the tools you need to succeed, so learn more about the tools and try out these new beers available for a limited time.
About the beer: This 6.6% hazy IPA was brewed with an experimental blend of hops and a base of English Maris Otter malt to showcase the flavor and mouthfeel it imparts.
About the tool: The Digging Fork is great for loosening up soil around root vegetables when harvesting. Just be careful to push the fork into the soil pointing straight down (not angled) and a few inches away from where you estimate the roots to be to avoid piercing them. The digging fork also works well to turn over and aerate soil to prep beds for planting and incorporate in compost and other amendments.
You can find the tools featured in this collaboration at our Garden Resource Center, which is open through Saturday, November 5.