WHAT ARE ORGANIC HOPS?
Certified Organic Hops are both grown and processed according to federal standards set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP).They reflect the same overall quality product as our conventional hop products but are produced using different farming and processing techniques approved by the USDA and considered meaningful to some brewers and end consumers.
Growing organic hops requires more labor for weed control and alternate means of pest control, including naturally occurring microorganisms and plant-derived insecticides. They must also utilize specific farm management practices, including soil conservation and crop rotation practices. YCH also undergoes extensive WSDA inspections at all facilities for certification, allowing us to supply brewers with a guaranteed Certified Organic product from farm to brewhouse.