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?
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
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
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
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
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.