Virgil Gamache Farms is a leading hop grower in Toppenish in the Yakima Valley 1990’s when a chance discovery of some ‘wild’ hops saw the introduction of Amarillo hops to the beer world.
Eric Desmarais takes us through CLS farms’ history and his family’s connection to the land as well as the ways in which they have made the business more sustainable as both a farm and as an employer through a progressive agronomic approach, cutting-edge harvesting facilities and processing hops.
As part of the 2019 northern hemisphere hop harvest, Matt and Pete went with Bintani to the US to make their final selections from the autumn crops. While there they made a visit to the Portland HQ of Indi Hops.
This week we sat down to chat with Green Beacon’s Johann van der Walt to talk about using experimental hops and got much more that expected from a brewer who has proved to be a reluctant podcast guest in the past.
Pressures on the industry due to the growing demand for different varieties of hops mean suppliers have to adapt fast, said Owen Johnston, sales and marketing manager at Hop Products Australia.
Today we learn that listening to Brews News Week is great for your fitness. So jog along as Matt and Pete discuss the news of the week: BWS criticised over Dry July partnership and Aldi’s award winning Pale Ale.
Melbourne-based ingredients distributor Bintani is trialling a new hops selection process as it looks to meet the complex demands of Australia’s brewers.
Pete and Matt are back to chat about the big news stories of the week during which they take a quick call from OJ of Hop Products Australia as the annual hop harvest report is released.
Australia’s largest hop grower Hop Products Australia yesterday announced its 2019 harvest results with a reported 13 per cent year-on-year increase in total production.
This week we feature a conversation with Tom Shellhammer, Professor of Fermentation Science and an internationally recognised expert in hops chemistry.