The most wonderful time of the year is almost here!! Freshly harvested hops will soon fill the valley with hoppy goodness, and more importantly, YOUR brewhouse, and shortly thereafter pint glasses for all the fresh hop fanatics. It’s crazy, it’s fun, it’s a pain, it’s a privilege!
We have a few different fresh hop offerings going. They are:
1. FARM PICK-UP of fresh Indie Hops varieties — Strata, Meridian, Lórien and Luminosa.
Please contact Matt to get on the list, and we’ll confirm pick up location, timing, etc. You’ll be purchasing these from Indie, but picking up at the farm.
Approximate pick up dates are:
Lórien- August 21
Strata- August 22-30
Meridian- September 1
Luminosa- September 2
2. FARM PICK-UP of fresh Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Crystal, US Fuggle, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Sterling, US Tettnang and Willamette.
We’re happy to help you get set up directly with a farm for these varieties. Once you’re set up, you can communicate with the farm(s) for harvest dates and purchase from the farm upon pick up.
Rough timing for these varieties is:
US Fuggle/Tettnang- August 15
Centennial- August 20
Willamette- August 29
Chinook- August 31
Sterling- September 2
Cascade- September 4
Mt. Hood- September 7
Liberty- September 12
Crystal- September 14
3. SAME-DAY AIR CARGO of fresh Strata.
We’re offering this option to contract customers in the following markets: Sacramento, Oakland, Orange County, San Diego and Denver. We pack these hops at 4:00am when they’re nice and cool, then hustle them to the Portland airport to catch morning flights to these locations where customers are anxiously waiting for pick up at the destination airport. These hops arrive still cool, and are whisked away to brewhouses for brewing that same day the hops were harvested. Please contact Matt directly to get on the list, and we’ll confirm the contact person for hop delivery in your market.
Dates for this program will be August 22-24 this year.