Jim Martella leans on a trellis last week in his backyard, where he is growing Crystal hops, among other strains. Martella, who has been brewing beer at
Jim Martella leans on a trellis last week in his backyard, where he is growing Crystal hops, among other strains. Martella, who has been brewing beer at his Longmont home, plans to open his own nanobrewery called The Sip Factory, thanks to changes that have been made in the city's land use code. (Greg Lindstrom/Times-Call) ( Greg Lindstrom )