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:

Hop harvest ramps up during the waning weeks of August and continues on through early October. 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 hop selection. Given the current situation, we advise that all customers work directly with your Account Manager to schedule your hop selection and onsite visits.

EXPERIMENTAL FIELDS

Citra®, Mosaic® and SABRO® are just a few of the flavorful brands to come from the HAAS® Experimental Fields. Explore the fields with Michael Ferguson, the Director of Hop Breeding, and get a sneak peek of what we have in store for 2020.

PELLETIZING PLANT

Our state-of-the-art pelletizing facility is designed to produce various hop pellet products, like LUPOMAX. 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

INCOGNITO® and FLEX® are just two innovative products brought to life at our Innovations Brewery. Roy Johnson and Virgil McDonald provide a glimpse into what this incredible world-class facility has to offer.

PROCESSING FACILITY

Year-round, we are continually investing in our impressive facilities to ensure we provide top tier quality every step of the way in our hop process.

FLAVOR FACTORY

Our R&D team works tirelessly to help you brew your next great beer with the flavor you are looking for. From bittering to flavor and aroma products, this is where innovation meets quality and flexibility.

QUALITY EVALUATION

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? Check out what our Sensory team has been up to.

CONTACT YOUR JOHN I. HAAS, INC. SALES REPRESENTATIVE TO SCHEDULE YOUR 2020 HOP HARVEST EXPERIENCE.

EVENTS HAPPENING DURING HARVEST:

HOPS ACADEMY
VIRTUAL EVENT

SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2020

We invite you to join us for this “Virtual Edition” Hops Academy event. In order to provide an interactive and personalized experience, space is limited to only 50 participants.

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