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    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.

     

     

    Hop Crop Report - 8/27/19
    Hop Crop Report - 8/27/19

    Harvest has begun! All the work, worries, and hopes by PNW growers has led to this one, big final push to get all the hops off the bine and in the brewhouse. 

     

    Grower Profile: Ross Hukins, Haffenden Farms
    Grower Profile: Ross Hukins, Haffenden Farms

     

    Ross Hukins is the fourth generation of his family to grow hops at Haffenden Farms in the Weald of Kent. Founded in 1880 by Alexander Hukins with just 20 acres, 

    B&D Farms Wins Cascade Cup
    B&D Farms Wins Cascade Cup

     

    Well-deserved congratulations to BSG Hops’ grower B&D Farms of St. Paul, Oregon on their first-place finish in the Cascade Cup! The Cascade Cup is an annual award presented by the Hop Quality Group to the top producer of Cascade hops. The winner is determined by blind judging based on appearance, aroma, and analysis. B&D Farms won their award in January during the 63rd annual American Hop Convention.