Our Goal for this Blog

Over the years we have received and continue to receive numerous phone calls and emails asking many different farm related questions. Our thought is that we would try out a blog to keep people up to date on what we are doing here on Puterbaugh Farms and at Hops Direct.

We will just jump right into where we are at in the growing season with a very brief look at what it took to get the hops to the stage they are in now. If interest is actually shown and people are looking for more information we will continue through the winter and pick up the beginning next spring, which will allow everyone to get a feel for what a full crop year looks like from a hop grower's perspective and all of the many challenges involved. We hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Release of our 2008 Crop

We just received our first couple State of Washington Department of Agriculture "Brewing Value Certificate" documents. We are required to have our crops inspected and certified by our State before we can sell any hops from the respective lot they belong to. Now that we have received these we have posted the following varieties in our online store. Centennial, Cluster, Mt. Hood, Tettnanger, Willamette. We are now harvesting Cascades, which means our first lot should have a certificate sometime in the next week.

There is a chance the pound you order can be seen in the picture below.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome...

J.T. said...

mmmm...so many hops.

tracysrocket said...

imagine the smell !

Hopsdirect said...

Everything here smells like hops. My pickup, my cloths, probably myself but thats hard to gauge because I never get to step away.

During the evening when we open the windows of our house to cool it down after another warm 85 degree day you can smell hops drying in kilns (the nearest ones to our house are at least three miles away).