Ocean State Hops is bringing hops back to Rhode Island. Fueled by a passion to cram as many hops into each batch of beer as humanly possible, we decided to start growing our own. And with our recent expansions, we are happy to be able to supply hops to other brewers looking to quench their thirst for hops.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cascade Harvest - 8/16/09

The Cascades were our biggest harvest of the year. We had some second and third year plants that were loaded with cones, and about 50 first year plants that did better than expected. It took most of the day and more beer than anticipated, but we harvested close to 12 pounds on August 16th.

Abe could hardly contain himself. I can't blame him...

Joel and Abe taking down the last few Cascades from the first row.


The tractor kept a close eye on the crop while it dried.

Nothing like a jump in the pond after a long day of picking hops...

(That's a 14' ladder, in case you were wondering.)

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