WHAT ARE FRESH HOPS?
Fresh Hops are harvested as whole, wet cones and are delivered to breweries in less than 36 hours. Untouched by any aspect of the production process, they allow brewers to experience the quality of our hops straight from the bine. The entire process is full of logistical challenges, but all agree, the taste of the resulting fresh hop ales is worth it.
At Yakima Chief Hops, we celebrate the agricultural roots of craft beer by telling the stories of the small, independent hop farms that grow our hops. What better way to share their legacy than by supplying hops in their purest form, endowing each harvest with a distinct flavor and layering seasonal fresh hop beers with multidimensional aromatic qualities.