Originally Posted by Bsquared
My family has lived in Sacramento since 1910, according to my Grandmother who still lives in East sac, Sac state was a giant hop farm up until the 1940's I think. You should have some good luck growing your hops in Sacramento.
True fact on both. Hops everywhere, but not aware of any wild patches. I would suspect some of the creeks around Grant Line Rd. could have harbored volunteers.
As a kid in the 60's, I used to ride up there with my dad to service his pinballs and jukebox at Bridgehouse Tavern (bridge long since replaced and, I think, now on Rancho Murieta property) and Tavern long-gone.
Used to be acres of poles and twine and huge sheds for processing, and actual hops.
Infrastructure still there in 1970 when we cut school to go swimming. All corn and xmas trees now.
No idea what flavor hops was grown there - homebrewing was illegal at the time.