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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.

    The Chilly & The Crispy – What’s A Cold IPA?
    The Chilly & The Crispy – What’s A Cold IPA?

    It’s common in the craftbrewing industry for new trends to emerge from the creative brainwaves of brewers. One of the latest emerging trends however, has left people scratching their heads. Meet the Cold IPA.

    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.