All across the U.S., September is many people’s favorite month of the year. And it’s no surprise; the dog days of the summer finally give way to crisp nights and beautifully dry, sunny weather. Here in Yakima, the heart of the world’s largest hop growing area, September is especially golden-actually, a rich, golden green. It’s hop harvest time; a period of anticipation and excitement for those of us intimately involved and deeply passionate about what it takes to craft incredible beers.

HIGHLIGHTS OF HAAS HOP HARVEST:

The six-week harvest ramps up during the waning weeks of August and continues on through September. It’s the culmination of a long year of planning, planting and babying our beloved hops. There is a ton of activity during the harvest with farm operations in full swing for hop take-in and hop quality evaluations. But the highlight of the month for us here at Haas is when the brewers begin their annual visits.

EXPERIMENTAL FIELDS

Citra®, Mosaic® and Loral™ are just a few of the flavorful varietals to come from the Haas Experimental Fields. Come explore the fields with Michael Ferguson, the Director of Hop Breeding, and get a sneak peek of what the Hop Breeding Company has in store for 2018.

PELLETIZING PLANT

Our pelletizing facility is designed to produce Type 90, Type 45, Isomerized, Stabilized, and other various hop pellet products. In this temperature controlled plant, we are able to produce pellets that perform exceptionally in the brewer’s kettle as well as in dry hopping applications.

INNOVATIONS BREWERY

At our Innovations Brewery, you’ll get the experience and expertise of our technical staff and master brewers who help you get the most out of product development. We also have a tap room to sample the experimental beers brewed with experimental HBC varieties and our newly released flowable extract, FLEX™.

PROCESSING FACILITY

During the harvest season, our warehouses take in an average of 5,000 bales of hops each day. Take a tour of our impressive facility and experience the hop process first-hand.

FLAVOR FACTORY

Our R&D team works tirelessly to help you brew your next great beer with the flavor you are looking for. From classic to advanced products, you’ll get to see where innovation meets quality and flexibility.

quality evaluation

Brewers from all over travel to Yakima to evaluate the quality of our hops for their upcoming brewing season. Hops are an essential ingredient in brewing. What could be better than rubbing, sniffing and sampling the flavorful varietals that will play a huge part in your next great beer.

CONTACT YOUR JOHN I. HAAS, INC. OR WILLAMETTE VALLEY HOPS SALES REPRESENTATIVE TO SCHEDULE YOUR VISIT TO YAKIMA.

EVENTS HAPPENING DURING HARVEST:

HOPS ACADEMY
YAKIMA, WA

August 30 – 31, 2017

We invite you to join us for this “Harvest Edition” Hops Academy event. In order to provide an interactive and personalized experience, space is limited to 40 participants.

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FRESH HOP
ALE FEST YAKIMA, WA

September 30, 2017

Fresh Hop Ale Festival features 45+ breweries bringing you the very best annual fresh hop beer tasting experience.

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