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    2019, September

    Grower Profile: Bartholomäus & Eleonore Obster, Peterlippl Farm
    Grower Profile: Bartholomäus & Eleonore Obster, Peterlippl Farm

    Bartholomäus and Eleonore are the 10thgeneration of Obsters to farm Peterlippl, which was founded in 1661 by Kaspar Heckmaier. Growing a mix of traditional and new varieties, the Obsters are above all quality-oriented.

    Humulus U 2019 Recap
    Humulus U 2019 Recap

    Last week in Yakima, Washington, BSG held Humulus U 2019, a one-day hop symposium for professional brewers. Attendees were treated to seminars, talks, swag, tours, and food and drinks all around. Speakers for the event included:

    Jeremy Moynier - Senior Manager of Innovation Program & Supply Chain, ...

    Weyermann® Harvest Bier with Tivoli Brewing
    Weyermann® Harvest Bier with Tivoli Brewing

    “With the Weyermann® Harvest Bier (Erntebier) we revive an almost forgotten, old brewing tradition. It was brewed to nourish and reward hard-working farmers and harvest workers during their strenuous work. Despite the slightly lower alcohol content, it presents a pleasant hop note, and the creamy mouthfeel turns this brew into a tasty and refreshing beer.”

    Grower Profile: Humphrey & Tom Hulme, AC Hulme & Sons - Great Pedding Farm
    Grower Profile: Humphrey & Tom Hulme, AC Hulme & Sons - Great Pedding Farm

    Great Pedding Farm started out as 195 acres before expanding over the decades, producing fruit, sheep, cattle, potatoes, and - of course - hops. AC Hulme & Sons was formed in 1969 and continues today under the leadership of Humphrey Hulme and his nephew Tom.

    Grower Profile: Ben & Dave Smith, B&D Farms
    Grower Profile: Ben & Dave Smith, B&D Farms

    Ben and Dave Smith are part of the fifth generation of a hop-growing family rooted in the sandy loam along the Willamette River. They grew up moving pipe, driving tractor, and generally helping out during harvest on their father’s farm. Ben and Dave knew from an early age that they wanted to continue this legacy.

     

     

    CCBA 2019
    CCBA 2019

    We had a great time at the 2019 CCBA Summit, and here are the pictures to prove it - cheers to the California Craft Brewers Association for another great event. Thanks to Beachwood Blendery for a peek into the barrel room! 

    Grower Profile: Colin & Alana Oldham, New Hoplands
    Grower Profile: Colin & Alana Oldham, New Hoplands

    Colin Oldham’s Granddad Jack founded what would become New Hoplands in 1953 when he bought a dairy farm that included one acre of hops.