I got an email from Brian Butenschoen, director of the Oregon Brewer's Guild, saying "What are you doing at 10am on Tuesday? Want to go for a tour of BC Hop Farms?" Those are my favorite emails...

So we picked up John Harris, brewmaster at Full Sail in Portland, and made our way down to Woodburn, Oregon. After only a few wrong turns, we made it and were surrounded by more than 350 acres of hops! We met up with farm owner Charlie Davidson and toured the fields and harvesting rooms. We ended the tour enjoying the bucket of beer that John Harris brought along: Full Sail Session Lager, IPA, and Prodigal Sun IPA. Hop harvest time is in a couple of weeks, so get ready for those Fresh Hop Ales!

BC Hop Farms in Woodburn, Oregon.
BC Hop Farms in Woodburn, Oregon. BC Hop Farms in Woodburn, Oregon.

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BC Hop Farms in Woodburn, Oregon.