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.

The Stirrup Hoe 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.

Dancing Gnome’s description of the beer: This 6.2% hazy IPA was brewed with a German base malt to showcase the effect that the grain has on flavor and mouthfeel. It’s well hopped with Strata, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial for waves of citrus cascading across your palate. Order here.

About the tool:  This tool goes by many names, but Stirrup Hoe most accurately describes the shape, like the stirrups on a saddle. The Stirrup Hoe is excellent for cutting unwanted weeds off at the roots and then gently rakes them out of the way. The push and pull action makes efficient work of big jobs and only disturbs the top few centimeters of the soil.

You can find the tools featured in this collaboration at our Garden Resource Center, which re-opened for the season on March 19.

Learn more about the Stirrup Hoe and how you can use it in your garden

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