one ingredient. endless possibilities.
To best serve our busy brewers, we must constantly evolve the techniques and technologies we employ to grow, process, package and ship hops around the world to maximize freshness and conserve resources. We work diligently to ensure high standards of excellence in how our hops are dried and processed to preserve the brewing value and overall quality.
From game-changing products like Cryo Hops®, to state-of-the-art energy-efficient facilities and online information resources, we’re always looking to anticipate and initiate the next trend in beer to support our community with leading edge products, tools and information.
The roots of our pioneering history start with the reinvention of the entire business.
It all started with the decision to become the only grower-owned network of hop farms partnering with brewers around the world. Only by establishing a direct relationship between hop masters and brewmasters could we create a culture of ongoing investment in new product discovery, process improvement and sustainability.
Like brewing, much of farming comes down to understanding and controlling the many variables that can compromise the end product. We realized early on that to achieve consistent results across many different growers and growing seasons, there had to be a solid quality program. So we created one. Green Chief® is our system of cooperative standards, checks and balances that equip our growers with the tools needed to raise the bar, year after year. This ensures we deliver exactly what brewers are looking for in their kettle.
There’s an entrepreneurial spirit that drives our grower network to constantly improve how we develop, grow, harvest and process some of the world’s most in-demand hops. The direct connection Yakima Chief Hops fosters between growers and brewers provides the inspiration and feedback needed to anticipate trends and proactively improve operations to be more efficient and productive.
Yakima Chief Ranches (formerly Select Botanicals Group) truly defines the leading edge of hop science. Through their partnership in Hop Breeding Company*, they have jointly contributed to the release of some of the most exciting new hop brands on the market today. Yakima Chief Hops has the honor of bringing these innovations to market.
One of the great things about bringing growers and brewers together is that it accelerates the development of groundbreaking products. Needs become ideas, which become solutions that help brewers make their next beer their best beer. With innovations like Cryo Hops® and new processing solutions, Yakima Chief Hops is always striving to stay ahead of what’s next in beer.