Profile image
By Cornucopia Institute (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

The Rare Organic Hop

Thursday, October 13, 2016 14:22
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Cornucopia’s Take: As organic farming grows, many farmers experiment with to soil how they perform in an organic managed environment. Here’s a success story with hops from a Washington state canyon that resulted in a rare fresh hop beer coveted by local Washingtonians.

Fresh Hop Ale springs from organic farming experiment
Yakima Herald
by Kate Prengaman

Source: Paul Miller

A lemon scent wafted through the air as workers harvested hops at a small farm at the mouth of Cowiche Canyon last week. Less than 24 hours later, that same aroma was steeping in a wildly popular seasonal beer bearing the canyon’s name at a Seattle brewery.

Fremont Brewing’s Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale is the result of the match between the brewery’s sustainability bent and an organic hops experiment launched in the canyon six years ago.

“You can see the beauty here,” said landowner Ron Britt of his 2-acre hop yard nestled up against the 5,000-acre Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust that protects sagebrush covered hills, basalt cliffs, and creek habitat to the west of Yakima. “I felt we had to go organic because of the conservancy.”

Read the entire story.

The post The Rare Organic Hop appeared first on Cornucopia Institute.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.