Experimental Hops in the Elite Trial stage are a key tool for homebrewers and commercial brewers alike, with new aromas and characteristics that give brewers the ability to get creative with their recipes. Learn about the history of hop breeding, purpose of Elite Trials, and the profiles of select Experimental Hops.
In celebration of Independence Day, Yakima Chief Hops is launching the Annual Veterans Blend. Each year YCH collaborates with Veterans from the brewing industry to select both the hop blend and non-profit organization that directly supports various aspects of the Veteran community and bring value to the lives of those who have served.
Not only do we partner with the Pink Boots Society each year on our Pink Boots Blend, but many of our YCH staff are also members of the Pink Boots Society. A few of them attended the 2022 conference in February and we asked them to give us the inside scoop and share a few highlights from the event! Check out what they had to say about their experiences below.
A few weeks ago, we announced the release of the song “Ballad of Fort Road,” written and performed by Cody Beebe and The Crooks. This lyrical dedication pays tribute to Tom Carpenter, Jr., fourth generation hop grower of Carpenter Ranches, and the hop growing families who have fought to keep the farms going during some of the most challenging years in the industry.