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Yakima Valley Hops is your hop source. Whether you are brewing 5 gallons or 5 barrels, we have the hops you want, when you want them - even the impossible-to-find varieties like Galaxy™, Citra®, Mosaic®, and Sabro™. No contracts needed, but they are available. Proud partner of John I. Haas.

The Late Addition Yakima Valley Hops

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Yakima Valley Hops is your hop source. Whether you are brewing 5 gallons or 5 barrels, we have the hops you want, when you want them - even the impossible-to-find varieties like Galaxy™, Citra®, Mosaic®, and Sabro™. No contracts needed, but they are available. Proud partner of John I. Haas.

    Episode 9 with Rafael from Exodus Farms in Brazil

    Episode 9 with Rafael from Exodus Farms in Brazil

    Rafael from Exodus Farms in Brazil talks about what he learned on his trip to Yakima, the challenges of starting a new hop farm, and what it is like farming in Brazil.

    This interview was recorded last Fall at the Barth Haas Hops Academy in Yakima, WA.

    • 38 min
    Seth from Mecca Grade talks malts!

    Seth from Mecca Grade talks malts!

    Seth from Mecca Grade Estate Malts in Madras, Oregon was visiting town and stopped by to talk about malts. Learn about trends in malt breeding and farming, his family farm's partnership with OSU, and even a grain fungus used in the production of LSD. Enjoy listening and happy brewing!

    • 44 min
    Episode 7: Talking Idaho hops with Diane Gooding of Gooding Farms

    Episode 7: Talking Idaho hops with Diane Gooding of Gooding Farms

    Diane Gooding, generational hop farmer from Gooding Farms, talks about what it's like farming hops in Idaho, some of the green initiatives she's enacted on the farm, and even a little bit about the recent Farm Bill that was just signed.

    New original track by YVH's own Stephen Quantrille.

    • 29 min
    Special Edition: Hopsource with Chris Swersey from the Brewers Association

    Special Edition: Hopsource with Chris Swersey from the Brewers Association

    Kaleb puts his nose to work at Hopsource smelling new experimental public hop varieties. Hopsource was a week-long event hosted at Yakima Valley Hops by the Brewers Association and Draught Lab to sniff out future superstar hops.

    Chris Swersey from the Brewers Association walks Kaleb through the sensory evaluation process as well as talks about how the BA is supporting the public breeding program, what goes into breeding experimental hops, and what your nose can tell you about hops in a single whiff.

    Apologies for the episode getting cut short, but please email Kaleb@yakimavalleyhops.com with any follow-up questions for a Part 2 with Chris in a couple weeks.

    READ MORE HERE: https://www.brewersassociation.org/industry-updates/first-hopsource-sensory-assessment/

    Original track by YVH's own Steve!

    Photo credit to the ever-photogenic Brü Crew!

    • 23 min
    Episode 6: Industry veteran, John Gorman, talks about bringing Galaxy to America and much more

    Episode 6: Industry veteran, John Gorman, talks about bringing Galaxy to America and much more

    With more than 55 years in the beer business, John Gorman has seen it and done it all. Not only does he know a bit about the industry as a whole, but he also had a key role in bringing the famous Galaxy hops to The States!

    Listen and learn what this veteran has to say about sanitization, his favorite up-and-coming hops, and what craft beer can learn from the macro guys. Oh, and his story about Galaxy is pretty good too!

    Picture from John's retirement party with Jeff Perkins.

    Original music from Exposure Therapy.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 5 Part 2: Eric from CLS talks about his El Dorado and Neomexicanus hops

    Episode 5 Part 2: Eric from CLS talks about his El Dorado and Neomexicanus hops

    Eric Desmarais (4th generation owner of CLS Farms) finishes his conversation with Jeff Perkins and Kaleb Schwecke and talks about:
    - His breakout El Dorado hop
    - The Economics of bringing a variety to market
    - Neomexicanus hop genetics and how they are different

    Bonus: Save the date Friday, September 28th for the 5th Annual Fresh Hop Party. Listen to the whole episode for a secret password that does secret stuff.

    • 49 min

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