Crosby Hop Farm News

2016

  • Brewer Magazine

    Fort George Brewery Looks to Perfect Wet Hop Beer Making, Marketing

    September 13, 2016

    Tis the season for hop harvests. That means a slew of wet hop beers are on the way and breweries are scurrying to create and market the beer all at the same time.

    For Astoria, Oregon’s Fort George Brewery the release date of its “Fresh” IPA is September 15. It’s a date that can’t be decided on until the harvest actually begins, says media coordinator Brad Blaser.

    “We have a good idea when the beer will be ready, but we can’t promise a release date until we get that harvest date,” he said.

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  • Brewpublic

    BridgePort Brewing Releases 2016 Hop Harvest Red IPA in Collaboration with Crosby Hop Farm

    September 2, 2016

    The Pacific Northwest has a lot to offer craft beer drinkers; a plethora of brands, direct connections with brewers, and educated staff members. These factors all contribute to making the PNW one of the greatest places in the world for craft beer. However, one aspect applies to this region that few other beer cities can claim; being surround by one of the world’s foremost hop producing regions.

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  • KPTV

    Crosby Hop Farm and BridgePort Brewing team up to create special beer

    September 1, 2016

    WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) – It’s hop harvesting time, and two local companies are teaming up to create a special beer that is available only once a year.

    Crosby Hop Farm has been around for more than 100 years down in Woodburn. This year, they are working with BridgePort Brewing Company to make a “fresh-hopped beer.”

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  • The Bulletin

    A Smashing good time

    May 26, 2016

    Today marks the middle of Central Oregon Beer week — the annual 10-day celebration of regional breweries and vibrant beer culture.

    Each day offers an impressive lineup of beery specials, activities and events. And Saturday is Beer Week’s signature event, SMaSH Fest, which takes place in O’Kane’s Square at McMenamins Old St. Francis School.

    “SMaSH” is an acronym describing a beer category that stands for “Single Malt and Single Hop” — beer brewed with only one variety each of malt and of hop. Those unfamiliar with the brewing process might wonder, “But aren’t all beers brewed with a malt and a hop?” Technically yes, though most brewers incorporate multiple types of each when crafting a recipe, to develop complexities of flavor and aroma beyond what can be achieved with single ingredients — akin to the differences between a tomato soup and a hearty vegetable beef stew.

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  • statesman-journal

    Crosby Hop Farm is first to become B Corp

    May 23, 2016

    Crosby Hop Farm, a hop grower, merchant and processor in Woodburn, announced this week that it is now among more than 1,700 companies globally and 68 in Oregon that are committed to using business as a force for good as a certified B Corporation.

    B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, improving the quality of life in communities through business, according to information from B Lab.

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  • Craft Brewing Business

    Crosby Hop Farm becomes first Certified B Corporation hop supplier

    May 17, 2016

    Last week, Crosby Hop Farm, a vertically integrated hop grower, merchant and processor in the Pacific Northwest, confirmed it was joining more than 1,700 companies globally and 68 organizations in Oregon committed to using business as a force for good. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, improving the quality of life in our communities through business.

    “Certified B Corporations distinguish themselves by committing to higher standards of transparency, accountability and performance, creating a better way of doing business,” said Andy Fyfe of B Lab, the nonprofit behind the B Corp movement. “Crosby Hop Farm joins a bold and growing community of B Corps in the craft beer movement that value not just the beer, but the total impact of beer making. We look forward to being a platform for the leadership of Crosby Hop Farm locally and globally.”

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  • Great Beer Now

    Crosby Hop Farm Gains B Corp Status

    May 15, 2016

    Oregon’s Crosby Hop Farm received a designation that confirms its commitment to the earth and to ethical practices. The Pacific Northwest agricultural business is now certified as a B Corporation, joining over 1,700 other companies around the world and 68 business organizations in Oregon that have shown their commitment to the planet and its people.

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  • Crosby Hop Farm, LLC

    Crosby Hop Farm is the First Hop Supplier to Become a Certified B Corporation®

    May 12, 2016

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Committed to the Stakeholders and the Land, the Company Meets Rigorous Social and Environmental Standards for the Power of Good

    Woodburn, Ore., May 12, 2016 – Crosby Hop Farm, a vertically integrated hop grower, merchant, and processor in the Pacific Northwest today confirmed it joins more than 1,700 companies globally and 68 organizations in Oregon committed to using business as a force for good. Continue reading “Crosby Hop Farm is the First Hop Supplier to Become a Certified B Corporation®” »

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  • Portland Business Journal

    Readers: B Corporation certification offers value

    May 5, 2016

    Oregon is awash in B Corporations, those socially conscious companies certified for working social, environmental and governance standards into their operations.
    Woodburn-based Crosby Hop Farm just became the first brewery supplier to be certified as a B Corporation, joining more than 1,700 companies globally and 68 in Oregon that have done the same.

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  • Craft Brewing Business

    The importance of Salmon-Safe certified hops

    March 14, 2016

    In addition to selecting hops for their brewing characteristics, brewers should also consider sustainably-grown hop options and whether the hops they source have been audited for environmental sustainability by an independent third-party certification agency.

    Crosby Hop Farm is a grower of Salmon-Safe certified hops, certified by the Oregon-based environmental certification organization that is the leading eco label for U.S. hops.

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  • Cincinnati.com

    Fortune Magazine: Cincy is for beer lovers

    March 9, 2016

    Locals have noticed the uptick in breweries popping up throughout Greater Cincinnati, but now the city is getting some national attention in Fortune Magazine’s list of 10 best under-the-radar cities for beer lovers.

    That’s right, it looks like the Queen is developing a beer belly.

    Chris Morris, of the New York-based magazine, spoke to experts in the beer world who named the 10 best new cities for craft beer. Cincinnati was named along with Nashville, Tennessee, Boston, Massachusets and Austin, Texas.

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  • Fortune

    These Are the Best New Cities for Beer Lovers

    March 2, 2016

    10 under-the-radar cities.

    In the craft beer world, there are some undeniable strongholds. San Diego. Denver. Portland. San Francisco. Go to any of these cities and it’s a safe bet you’re going to find plenty of craft beers to rave about.

    But as the craft expansion continues at a phenomenal clip, other cities are starting to build strong reputations of their own. To avoid any regional bias, we spoke to people

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  • SweetWater Brewery

2015

  • Craft Brewing Business

    The business of hops: Craft professionals share advice from farming to contracting

    December 10, 2015

    While German beer makers were the first brewers to start using wild hops in the early 8th century, it’s been American innovators who have taken both hop production and hop-infused beers to new levels of innovation and flavor. Rewind to 1909 and marvel at the mechanical hops separator, patented by Emil Horst in Elk Grove, Calif. (ok, he did emigrate from Germany). He revolutionized hop growing and processing with his patented mechanical separator that harvested the hops while discarding the vines and leaves.

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  • aab-logo

    In Search of America’s Best Hops

    October 28, 2015

    In a discreet office trailer tucked between two imposing warehouses, Chuck Silva’s hands are coated with an earthy green powder, his palms and fingers sticky with resin. He hovers over a purple table now covered in broken bricks of hops. The then-Green Flash brewmaster is lost deep in evaluation, his red beard sprinkled with flakes of Centennial hops. Silva’s olfactory senses are heightened, hard at work taking deep whiffs of a sample he’s crushed rigorously between his palms.

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  • wweek

    Winner Winner Hoppy Dinner – Portland breweries clean up with Crosby Hop Farm’s hops.

    October 10, 2015

    About half an hour south of Portland, just outside of Oregon outlet mall capital Woodburn, lies Crosby Hop Farm, whose hops were used in some of this years’ most successful craft beers.

    Crosby Hop Farm’s hops were used in beers made by 80 medal-winning craft breweries at the Great American Beer Festival in late September…

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  • statesman-journal

    Hop harvest heats up after warm summer

    August 25, 2015

    Across the Mid-Valley, hop farms are coming alive with activity as harvest begins, wrapping up a season that started with a mild winter, a dry spring and an even dryer and hotter summer. While the overall hop harvest may turn out fine, growers are seeing the effects of a mild winter and hot summer on several varieties.

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  • cbb

    Eco-friendly brewing tips from top craft brewing professionals

    August 4, 2015

    This is an area that we are constantly focusing on from both an environmental and an economic standpoint. We are always working to make our brewing process more efficient. We are working with a large company to help Saint Arnold improve its wastewater disposal. Specifically, we are addressing the sanitation of our wastewater to reduce the BOD…

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  • sc_times

    Beaver Island releasing ‘Crosby Pilsen Mash’

    July 6, 2015

    Beaver Island Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Laumb fondly remembers his father playing Crosby, Stills and Nash vinyl records.

    So he had an immediate response once brewery co-founder Matt Studer suggested they name their new beer “Crosby Pilsen Mash.”

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    BRAND INNOVATION AND CUSTOMER COMMUNICATION

    May 22, 2015

    Spring is a season for renewal as well as reflection. In this month’s “Business Is Brewing” column, we cover the topic of corporate branding and take a look at Crosby Hop Farm*, a company in Woodburn that successfully transformed its business model and appearance.

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  • statesman-journal

    Outing a chance for brewers to see hop farm up close

    April 16, 2015

    Oregonians love their craft beers. But what they may not realize is that Oregon grows about 14.2 percent of the hops in the U.S., according to the Hop Growers of America.

    The Pacific Northwest accounts for nearly 30 percent of the world’s hop production and it turns out that nearly 13 percent of U.S. hops are grown in the Willamette Valley.

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  • the-new-school

    Crosby Hop Farm Open House & Video

    April 6, 2015

    Crosby Hop Farm is a Salmon-Safe Certified, fifth-generation farm based in Woodburn, Oregon and they have just released a cool little video ahead of their upcoming Open House during the Craft Brewers Conference.

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  • brewpublic

    A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT CROSBY HOP FARM

    April 3, 2015

    Though we are about 5 months from hop harvest season here in Oregon, our friends at Crosby Hop Farm just sent us over this great video that gives us a behind the scenes look at its farm. The video features Blake Crosby, Managing Director, demonstrates how Crosby Hop Farm balances science with art.

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  • brewer-magazine

    The Story Behind Crosby Hop Farm

    April 2, 2015

    Crosby Hop Farm is a hop grower, broker, processor, distributor and cold storage specialist, serving craft-brewers of all sizes. Offering 75 plus hop varieties including proprietary selections, organic and experimental hops, the Salmon-Safe Certified, fifth-generation farm is focused on quality and innovation.

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  • brookstone beer bulletin

    Crosby Hop Farms

    April 1, 2015

    With the Craft Brewers Conference in Portland just a couple of weeks away, I’ve been receiving numerous e-mails from vendors who will be at the trade show. It happens every year. Some are of no interest whatsoever, while others are fun to see. For example, this morning one came in from Crosby Hop Farms, an Oregon hop grower.

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  • craft-brewing-business-logo

    Experimental hop varieties on display at Crosby Hop Farm booth #CBCPreview

    March 17, 2015

    Crosby Hop Farm is a Salmon-Safe Certified, fifth-generation farm based in Woodburn, Oregon, only 35 miles south of Portland. CHF grows, processes, stores and distributes a wide range of whole leaf hops and craft-inspired hop pellets to the craft brewing industry. Crosby Hop Farm’s offerings include 75+ varieties from around the globe, proprietary selections, organic and experimental hops.

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2014

  • capitalpress

    FFA Oregon Agriculture Tour

    December 31, 2014

    Some things you just can’t learn in a classroom. That’s why on November 9th, seventeen students from the North Lake and Culver FFA chapters took time out of school and traveled to the Portland area to educate themselves about various aspects of agriculture, the Oregon economy and career opportunities. Students spent four days, three nights and traveled over a thousand miles. The tour included stops at Stoller Vineyard, Crosby Hop Farm, Vigor Marine Shipyard Construction and Repair, Safeway Distribution Center, Portland Community College Shipyard Welding Training Center, Misty Meadows Dairy, Til-a-Bay Farms, Martin Dairy, Tillamook Cheese Factory and the Oregon Oyster Farm Inc.

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  • 1859

    Barrel Chest

    October 2, 2014

    Headquartered in Belgium, Anheuser-Busch InBev is the world’s largest brewing company, thanks to well-known brands including Budweiser and Corona. The company has annual revenues of more than $43 billion, sells 200 brands of beer, brews more than 500 million barrels of beer and operates in twenty-four countries. Hop farmers in Oregon once were part of the massive conglomerate’s supply chain.

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  • brewvana

    Beer of the Week: Baerlic Brewing’s Crosby Show

    September 15, 2014

    This past Friday BREWVANA had the pleasure of attending Crosby Hop Farm‘s 3rd annual Harvest Party, held at their 300 acre farm in Woodburn, OR. Although most of the hops had been harvested, it was still pretty neat to see the drying and packing process.All sorts of brewers and craft beer industry were there which is always so much fun because we run into a lot of old friends and meet great new people, too. Plus, there was plenty of fresh hop beers there, too!

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  • logo-bjs

    Field Day IPA™ 2014

    September 8, 2014

    If you follow @bjsrestaurants on Twitter, then you probably saw that on Friday August 22nd, the BJ’s Brew team headed out to the Crosby Hop Farm, LLC in beautiful Woodburn, OR to harvest all the hops for our seasonal, Field Day IPA™. We had a truly spectacular harvest. We worked from before the sunrise ‘til mid-afternoon, effectively harvesting all the hops we needed and quickly sending them to our brewery in Reno, NV to be added to this year’s batch of Field Day IPA.

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  • BJs-Field-Day-IPA

    BJ’s to harvest fresh hops Friday for Field Day IPA

    August 20, 2014

    BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse employees will be out in the hop fields Friday (Aug. 22) harvesting fresh hops for the brewery’s seasonal Field Day IPA. Social media marketing coordinator Johnny Newnes says he will be at the Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, Ore., tweeting (@bjsrestaurants) and sending out photos via Instagram. (instagram.com/bjsrestaurants)

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  • brewpublic

    BJ’S FIELD DAY IPA LIVE FROM THE HOP FARM

    August 19, 2014

    The beloved hop fields of the Willamette Valley are now beginning to be harvested. As these hops are harvested from the bines this means one thing, Fresh Hop beers are soon on their way.

    On Friday, August 22nd, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse will be making a pilgrimage to harvest some hops at Crosby Hop Farm in Woodburn, OR. Once harvested, these wet hops will make their way back from the fields to the fermenters at BJ’s production brewery in Reno, NV to make Field Day IPA.

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  • oregon-live

    Company Camera: Crosby Hop Farm

    July 7, 2014

    Woodburn’s Crosby family hops farm is a prominent producer of hops — the essential flavoring ingredient in the region’s thriving craft brewing segment.

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  • cnbc

    Hop prices hop: Turns out beer and pot are ‘cousins’

    July 4, 2014

    Higher food prices have Americans crying in their beer.

    Beer prices may have them crying, too.

    Craft beers continue to take market share from traditional beer giants, though they still having only about 15 percent of the overall market. These smaller companies which make batches of flavorful beer have seen demand grow so much, they’re running up against a shortage of hops, the flower which flavors beer.

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  • cnbc

    Craft Beer Craze Drives Up Hops

    July 2, 2014

    Hops prices have doubled over the last decade due to the craft beer boom. CNBC’s Jane Wells discusses rising beer prices from a hops farm in Woodburn, Oregon.

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  • cnbc

    What’s ‘hoppening’ to beer prices?

    Hops prices are up to $7 to $10 a pound thanks to the IPA craze sweeping the nation, reports CNBC’s Jane Wells.

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2013

  • oregon-beer-growler

    HOPS TALK: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF OREGON’S FAVORITE INGREDIENT

    September 2, 2013

    It’s fresh hop season in Oregon – and as one of the best hop growing regions, we are blessed with some of the most talented and hardworking hop farmers, as well. I chatted about hop farming and the status of Oregon hops with Blake Crosby of Crosby Hop Farms, a multi-generational and historically rooted hop farm in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Read on to discover what creates our hot crops of hops.

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  • craft-brewing-business-logo

    A Hop Farmer’s Diary: 30 days in the life of Oregon’s Crosby Hop Farm

    August 19, 2013

    Crosby Hop Farm has been growing beautiful Oregon hops in the Willamette Valley for more than 100 years. I’m a 27-year-old, fifth generation hop farmer and have worked on our 250-acre farm since I was young, doing anything from irrigation and tractor-driving to sweeping the floor of the hop picker during harvest.

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2011

  • aab-logo

    Hop Forward

    November 1, 2011

    Is beer not good enough? Has no one made pitch-perfect hoppy ale? I mean, what if in the evolution of brewing, we’re still at that part of the chart where we’re all just hunched over, early hominids—perhaps Austr-ale-opithecus—which is why we tend to have poor posture while perched1 on bar stools? The fact is, we’re in the relatively early stages of Humulus lupulus and there are botanical geneticists who are cultivating more perfect hops as we speak, and sip.

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