How proud and magnificent they reach towards the sky as the tractor comes by to trim and carry them “home” to Sebastian Kürzinger and his colleagues at IGN <3 Back in the farmyard they are reaped with a stationary hops-harvester and then dried. At harvest they still retain an 80% water content. For preservation purposes, its water content must be reduced to 10%. They are then packaged, and these fresh hops are brought home again – this time to us here in Bamberg’s Wunderburg. The new home of the hops. Because this is where these renowned traditional Hallertauer hops are brewed into one of the finest traditional beers. Which can then be enjoyed under the evening sun.