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, September 14, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Tupelo and Summit, the new farm guard dogs, are happy with the progress so far...
The older plants reached the top of the trellis in mid to late June.
Look at those flowers!!
A few Chinooks are starting to form cones already.
A ways to go for the new plants, but they're off to a good start.
Summit says "where are the Summit plants??"
What a way to end the day...
Friday, July 2, 2010
The new plants are starting to take off now, and the older plants are already starting to flower. It's always exciting to see the new buds for the first time. We're experimenting with a few different methods of training the bines and pruning this year. There are a lot of different opinions out there as to the "best" way so we're going to see what works best around here.
It's been a while since our last post since we've been so busy at the farm so we'll come back soon with a bunch of pictures to make up for it. The wait will be worth it!
Monday, April 12, 2010
With assistance from our new friend Ryan (a.k.a. Jr. Sod Cutter), setting up the new rows went pretty quick. And with a little help from a lot of friends, we got a lot done.
We posted a few highlight pictures below - check out the rest of the pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hopfarmer/sets/72157623714494169/ or click on the Flickr photostream on the right side of the page.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Also, a lot of people have been asking if we have rhizomes for sale. We don't have any available this spring but we should starting in 2011 so mark you calendars!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
So update those bookmarks and get ready for the move. We'll see you on the other side.
For those who participated, we'll be sending the questionnaire soon. It should be relatively painless.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Ocean State Hops got together with John over at The Business of Beer to talk about the process of starting a hop farm as part of their new series "The Startup Dialogues". Make sure to stop by http://thebusinessofbeer.com/ and check it out (or just click on the picture to go right to the article).
We still have a very limited amount of hops to give away. They won't last much longer so get your requests in ASAP!