Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Spring Brewing?

Spring Brewing?

Call us if you are looking for Cascade or Willamette

We have a limited supply of 2015 hop pellets available.

Good deals to be had as we need to blow these out to make room for
the 2016 season!




Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Spring 2015

SUMMER APPROACHES




The season is in full swing with the hops already stretching their tentacles to the top of the wire!! 
An early harvest is plausible if this incredible weather keeps up.
Ask us about ordering fresh hops!














SPRING 2015



If this is climate change I like it!
The incredibly beautiful start to spring has allowed us to begin prep work in the fields!







Wednesday, 21 May 2014

2014

A NEW YEAR
2014





When the last of the snow finally receded our newly cleared field stretched before us
like a blank canvas, ready for planting.
Eagle Valley Hops Estate is proud to introduce three new hop varieties:


CRYSTAL
NORTHERN BREWER
EAST KENT GOLDING


These varieties will be available for sale 2015


We are hoping for another bumper crop in 2014 of our existing, Cascades, Centennial,
Hallertau and Willamette.




With our crop expansion comes the purchase of a harvester!
I am filled with mixed emotions...looking forward to the faster process, but
sad at the loss of community when our friends and family gathered to pick hops.
Onward and Upward!!
 


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Harvest 2013


2013


Eagle Valley Hops Estate is pleased to have produced a quality harvest.                       


Although it proved to be a challenging year battling Mother Nature, with a couple of very rainy months and then record heat, we are pleased to announce that we successfully increased our yield by 500%! 


Our  crop was handpicked this year, which ensures purity of product and our low heat drying process further protects the integrity of the oils.   Eagle Valley Hops Estate pelletizes using a Whole Leaf Pelletizer.  Not using the industry standard hammer mill, which further degrades the lupilin, this unit provides the benefit of the whole leaf flavour with the convenience of pellets.  All our product is nitrogen flushed, vacuum-sealed and packaged in 1 lb. mylar packages.

Here are the results as well as the products we are offering:

 

  Variety             Alpha             Beta                     H.S.I.                           Price/lb.        Availability

Cascade             10.2                    7.2                     0.212                             $15.70            

Centennial        11.5                    4.0                      0.250                            $17.65

Hallertau            4.9                    3.6                      0.284                            $15.75

Willamette         5.8                      4.7                     0.284                            $15.65
 
We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, 18 May 2013

We have product

 
 
 
 
 
 

2012 Product

 
 
 
 
Here's what we have:
 
Cascades
Hallertau
 
 
Call us or email us to place your order!
 
 
 

Friday, 9 November 2012

Finished Product


Freshly Picked Hops



Vigilant daily checking allowed the hops to be picked at the height of ripeness


Dried Hops

 

After picking, the hops were laid in drying racks and dried with a soft blowing heat to standard dryness.
The bright yellow luplin is gold to growers and brewers alike!


Pelletizer

Sounds of whirring and grinding fill the air as the dried hops are transformed into
vibrant and fragrant pellets.
 
Our hops were sent off to be analysised and the results were great.  Eagle Valley Hops Estate is pleased to have produced a quality product. 
Here are the results as well as the products we are offering:
 
  Variety             Alpha             Beta                     H.S.I.                           Price/lb

Cascade            11.0                  7.0                        0.209                              $13.70

Centennial        13.0                  4.8                        0.222                              $15.65

Hallertau           7.2                   4.1                        0.244                              $13.75

Willamette        6.8                    4.7                        0.208                              $13.65

 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

 
 
 
 
 
LET THE PICKING BEGIN!!
  
Making the first cut. 
 

    Not a bad yield for second year growth!
 
 
 Off to the "Pluck and Cluck" gang!
 
Eagle Valley Hops Estate is grateful to all the
fabulous "hop-eteers" who gave up their
time to help get the 2012 crop harvested.
We are blessed to have so many good people in our lives!!