Reflecting on Hop Harvest

In our first blog post, we mentioned hop growers are often fond of us. We use heaps of whole-cone hops every day—thousands of pounds. But despite the big supply we have in Chico, the selection process during harvest is calculated and time consuming. Ken Grossman and a team of brewers embarked on this year’s search in September.

December 7, 2012 - 12:45pm

Purest Ingredients, Finest Quality

Our brewery’s blog begins as 2012 ends and the recent hop harvest goes toward brewers’ 2013 beers. To most craft brewers, hop selection is a special time of year. For brewers like us, who only brew with whole-cone hops, selecting only the finest hops is of the utmost importance. And since we use more whole-cone hops than any brewer in the world—about 3,000 pounds each day—hop growers are often eager to work with us.

November 11, 2012 - 8:58am