Hop Wire Blog

PNW Hop Crop Report: July 2018

For the most part, weather has cooperated in the Pacific Northwest to produce what appears to be a normal 2018 hop crop. The irrigation reservoirs have adequate water supply and pest pressure appears to manageable in most regions. Triple digit temperatures currently...

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BRITISH HOPS ON SALE, IN TIME FOR THE ROYAL WEDDING

This spring, we were thrilled to learn that our Simcoe® brand hop products had a starring role in a special Pale Ale brewed in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Henry of Wales and Meghan Markle. Windsor & Eton Brewery, based in the United...

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FALSE: YAKIMA CHIEF HAS AN OVERSUPPLY OF HOPS

Yakima Chief Hops is on the hunt for some of today’s leading industry myths. With ongoing speculation surrounding the current state and future of hops, Yakima Chief Hops is committed to transparency regarding the rumor that Yakima Chief Hops has a significant...

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Pink Boots Blend Released

Yakima Chief Hops and the Pink Boots Society, a global nonprofit organization supporting women in the brewing profession, are thrilled to announce the release of an exclusive hop blend to celebrate women in the beer and brewing industry. This proprietary hop blend...

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2017 Crop Summary

The 2017 Pacific Northwest hop harvest is complete and processing facilities have been busy preparing the crop for brew kettles across the globe. The crop can be characterized as a good one with adequate yields to fill contracts and overall exceptional quality. In...

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