What the hell is a Dribble Belt? Besides being a hoppy, delicious low-gravity meeting beer, a spill belt is a significant segment of a hop picking machine. The spill belts separate the hop cones from the remainder of the plant material-the plants, stems, and leaves. Various transports beneath the spill belts gather the lightweight hop cones and help them along through the machine to the furnace where they are dried. The plants, stems, and leaves are then moved to become manure. Strikingly, the hop picking machine was created here in Santa Rosa, California, by Florian Dauenhauer in the mid-1940s. This development changed the hop cultivating industry for eternity. The spill belt is the machine segment that in a real sense isolated the hops used to make this beer!