We have started working on the 2018 season by adding another 10 acres, and also finishing up our processing barn and the refurb of our storage building now coming to completion. We are pretty excited that our NEO hops won the Wildcard Division of the Hop Growers of 2017 Michigan’s Chinook Cup Competition! Our NEO’s were also featured in Gary Juicy made by Short’s Brewing. It was a great second season for us. We also had a great yield from our new tenants in the hop yard, Our Bees! We were able to offer Mr. Wizard’s Hop Farm Honey. We love them so much we are adding some more hives. The weather is starting to warm up and the field tile should be completed soon. We are finalizing the purchase of a baler, conveyor systems, and oast equipment. Looking forward to a great season with good friends, family and some great beer! Keep watching us grow! John and Rose and the Crew
Construction in Pole Barn 2 is underway and Progress continues in the Hop Yard! We are pretty proud of all the hard work that is going on at the Farm. As we are getting ready for Harvest 2017, We like to remind everyone we are proud members of Hop Growers of Michigan, USA Hops, The Farm Bureau of Monroe County Family and the Monroe Muskrat Mashers! Keep watching us Grow…. Cheers
ATTENTION HOP HEADS! You will want to pay attention to this.
What the hell is a Beer Bomb™ you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple – it’s a tea bag packed full of our hops, that you drop in your favorite pint of beer. These bombs will extremely intensify any beer you choose to drink. Hop aromas and flavors are off the charts!
Our beer bombs feature hops that we grow right here on the farm. Cascade, centennial, perle, and Neo1 – each has very distinct flavors.
Our official company kick off party will be November 28th in our brand new greenhouse on the Stahl Farm. We will have homebrews featuring our hop varieties, snacks, and good hop growing conversation. Here’s the beer list:
1.) IPA : Brewed with Wizard’s Centennial and Cascade hops. Using 2-row and Crystal 60 malt. Dry hopped with Wizard’s cascade hops. ABV 4.8%
2.) Pumpkin Ale : Brewed with Wizard’s Magnum hops. Using 2lbs of fresh Michigan pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. ABV TBD
3.) DIPA : Brewed with Wizard’s Centennial and Cascade hops, along with fresh Citra and Galaxy varieties. ABV TBD
We’re nearing completion of our brand new greenhouse. Perfect timing because the weather is getting pretty cold (it snowed up north on Monday). The gas and water lines are already in place – ready to warm this beauty up all winter long. We’re expecting 300+ more hop rhizomes for next season. The greenhouse will play a big part in getting them prepped for good yield.