Thanks for your post. The crop year limits were originally applied to help ensure buyers were always getting fresh hops and to prevent the overcrowding of The Exchange with aging product…but I’m not convinced that we made the right decision there.
I agree with you that we should expand the available crop years, as there seems to be increasing demand for aged hops (ie sour beers) and ultimately it’s probably best to just provide all of the information and let brewers make their own decisions. That being said, I’d like to hear from more members of the LEx community before pulling the trigger on any changes, as we really want decisions like this to be driven by consensus from the community.
If you’re reading this, please chime in with your comments or by simply clicking the heart icon on Corey’s original post if you agree. Thanks!