Pacific Northwest Fresh Hop Hunting - First Stop: Crosby Hop Farm | Willamette Valley, Oregon
Ever wondered what's involved in chasing fresh hops? Curious how brewers make decisions on what beer to brew and what hop to use? Yes? Well then keep reading. If not, well that's just fine, too--we get the whole TLDR thing, but just can't help ourselves. Anyway, based on Aaron's plan for fresh hop season, our first foray found us chasing Centennial hops at Crosby Hop Farm in beautiful Woodland, Oregon--at the northern end of the Willamette Valley. We should mention, Crosby Hop Farm has a couple of unique elements in that it is a certified Salmon Safe farm, as well as...