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    American Bine: The Northwest United States’ Famous Crop
    American Bine: The Northwest United States’ Famous Crop

    As summer fades and the Pumpkin Spice Latte once again holds residence in a coffee shop near you, farmers in Yakima Valley take to the hop fields. As harvest begins, the vivid and bold aromas float through air and fill every nose with fragrance. Scents like rich pine and strong citrus and potent dank wrap their way around the valley, marking the turn of the season and the budding excitement of a new crop of hops.

    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: Bernard, Steve, Darren, & Andrew Gamache, Virgil Gamache Farms
    Grower Profile: Bernard, Steve, Darren, & Andrew Gamache, Virgil Gamache Farms

     

    Virgil Gamache Farms (named for Albert’s son) is operatedby third-generation family members Bernard and Steve and fourth-generation members Darren and Andy.

    Cashmere Hops: A Smooth, Tropical Profile
    Cashmere Hops: A Smooth, Tropical Profile

     

    If you’ve been hunting for a delicate, fruity hop with an amazingly smooth mouthfeel, look no further than Cashmere. Cashmere hops were released in 2013 through Washington State University’s hop-breeding program. Daughter of female Cascade and male Norther Brewer, Cashmere is a public variety hop that can be grown in your own garden.