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Hop Growers

hops-in-yakima-sm.jpgOver the past couple of years, we've been busy forging relationships with our hop growers in Oregon and Washington. We're having a great time meeting all the growers and making new friends! 

We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce and share photos (and stories) of the folks we rely on to grow the very best hops! All of these families are multigenerational, and some of them now have the 6th or 7th generation in diapers! 

 

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Vinnie with Tom Carpenter and his son, Brad, of Carpenter Farms.  Tom is a true pioneer, a character, and loaded with hop history and knowledge!

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Vinnie with Craig and Brad Carpenter of Carpenter Farms, Grainger, Washington. They are one of our Simcoe growers.

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Vinnie with Darren Gamache of Virgil Gamache Farms in Toppenish, Washington. The Gamache’s grow Amarillo and Styrian Golding.

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This is a picture of the Dauenhauer Hop Picking machine which was invented in Santa Rosa, California! Their headquarters are still located less than 1 mile from our pub! Almost everyone uses these to pick their hops.

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Vinnie, Natalie and John Segal at Segal Farms with the Dauenhauer Hop Picking Machine.

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Vinnie with Patrick Smith of Loftus Ranches.

 Jason and Amanda Perrault Vinnie with Jason and Amanda Perrault from Perrault Farms in Toppenish, Washington. We use the Perrault’s Simcoe and 369 hops. Jason is well known for developing new varieties with which Vinnie enjoys experimenting!