Small scale regional hop production has exploded over the last 5 years providing many eager folks with a chance to grab a piece of the craft beer scene. However many small growers are clueless about food safety guidelines meaning brewers bear the responsibility. Here are 3 questions to ask when purchasing hops from small-scale […]
Hop harvest is upon us and the aroma of freshly picked cones is heavy. Along with this special time comes requests for “wet hops” or cones fresh from the field with no drying. Brewers and beer geeks alike seem gaga for wet hops (soon to be pushed aside for pumpkin atrocities…) so what’s the deal […]
Hey there Hop Fans…for once I get to take a back seat to an absolute AUTHORITY on food product quality, especially hops. There is so much hyperbole around hop drying that it is cringe-worthy. Time to set the bar with authority and expertise. Gang, I introduce Mr. Daniel Dettmers, leading expert on food processing […]
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Gorst Valley Hops is committed to providing high quality pelletized and leaf hops to everyone from craft brewers to home brewers. We maximize environmental stewardship through sustainable growth and processing of our product and that of other hop growers throughout the upper Midwest.