July 2016 Trivia Answers & Winners

Sonia Jacobsen '78, David Resch '73, Sue Olsen, Norm Sieling '58, and Carl Pherson '67 '71 '73 were the first five people to correctly answer the question!

Congratulations to Carl Pherson '67 '71 '73, whose name was randomly selected from the pool of correct answers to win this month's trivia prize!

July Trivia Question:

The Minnesota craft brewery buisness is on the rise, and it is not expected to slow down anytime soon. The rise of crafted brews has increased the need for hops, an ingredient that provides the suds with bitter, citric, and zesty flavors and aromas. According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Hops Growers are producing hops on 73 acres of land this year. How many acres of hops were produced in 2015? 

a) 11
b) 26
c) 39
d) 54

Answer: 26!

Learn more from the June 26 Star Tribune article here. It features the alumni-founded Mighty Axe Hops, co-founded and led by Eric Sannerud '13 (B.S. Inter-College Program: Sustainability Studies, Applied Business) and Ben Boo '14  (B.S. Horticulture).