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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Tomorrow is the debut of Newport Storm's 2011 beer, brewed with Ocean State Hops! Come by the Newport Storm brewery for the celebration tomorrow night or look for it in stores!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Online Ordering

We've been having some issues with online ordering on www.oceanstatehops.com. If you're having trouble don't fret, you can visit www.oceanstatehops.blogspot.com. The ordering system seems to be working fine there. And you can always email us at matt@oceanstatehops.com or joel@oceanstatehops.com with any questions. Or if you just want to say hi.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


We now have online ordering up and running! Just use the Buy Now link on the right side of the home page to order through PayPal (you don't need an account to do this).

Also, Ocean State Hops are now available at Craft Brews Supplies in Hope Valley, RI. Check out their website at: www.craftbrewssupplies.com.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

2011 Hop Pricing and Ordering

The 2011 crop is ready! We have Cascade, Chinook, and Newport available in 1/2 pound, 1 pound, and 2 pound packages. Here are the details, prices, and availability:

Cascade: $18 per 1/2 pound, $30 per pound
Chinook: $18 per 1/2 pound, $32 per pound
Newport: $18 per 1/2 pound, $32 per pound

We also have Nugget available as wet hops for $1 per ounce this week only. Or, take a whole plant home for $15 and pick the wet hops yourself as you brew and dry whatever is left over! This offer ends on Sunday the 11th.

Brewers (or ambitious homebrewers!), contact us for bulk pricing.

If you're interested in purchasing our hand-picked whole hops, email Matt at matt@oceanstatehops.com. Include the varieties and amounts you'd like in your email.

Happy Brewing!
Ocean State Hops

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Still Harvesting

We'll still be harvesting this weekend! We have plenty of dried hops for sale (Cascade, Chinook, and Newport). We'll have wet Cascades available also as we pick!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Harvest 2011 is here!!

Hurricane or no hurricane, we'll be harvesting this weekend! We're inviting people to the farm this Saturday the 27th to purchase wet hops right off the vines as we pick. Depending on the weather we may have dried hops ready also. With the storm on Sunday we will only have time to pick our Cascades. The Chinook, Newport, and Nuggets won't be far behind though.
Here are the details:
Prices: Wet hops: $1 per ounce
Dried hops: Cascade: $18 per half pound, $30 per pound
Chinook, Newport, Nugget: $18 per half pound, $32 per pound
Location: Ocean State Hops is located at the intersection of James Place and Route 2, just
south of Schartner Farms in Exeter. We'll have signs on Route 2. Call Matt if you get lost: 401-829-6088.
When: Saturday the 27th, 10:00 a.m. until the hurricane hits. If the hurricane miraculously
misses us on Sunday, we'll be open then too. It's not looking promising though.
Any questions email Matt at matt@oceanstatehops.com. Otherwise we'll see you Saturday!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Almost time

It's just about harvest time here at Ocean State Hops. We could go on and on about how good everything looks but it's much easier to post some pictures instead. We're about 2 weeks away from harvest, maybe even less. The Cascades and Chinooks should be ready first, followed by Newport, and then Nugget. Don't forget to let us know (matt@oceanstatehops.com) if you're interested in coming by the farm during harvest to pick up some wet hops!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Fresh Hops

Looking for some fresh hops to do a "wet hop" brew at home? Ocean State Hops is here to help! We're inviting people to come by the farm during the harvest to buy fresh hops, right off the bines, for a wet hop beer. We'll have Cascade, Chinook, Newport, and Nugget varieties available. The harvest should be happening late August/early September. Stay tuned for details on dates, prices, etc.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

View from the top

Ever wonder what it's like to be a 20' hop plant?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Life Is Good

Life is good. The weather's (finally) warm, summer ales are on tap, and the hops are looking good. This time of year most of our time on the farm is spent training the plants, mowing, weed wacking, and bragging about how awesome our hops are. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta brag.

The side shoots started to form this week so the buds and flowers won't be far behind...

Monday, May 23, 2011

April Update

Ocean State Hops is moving up in the world, literally. About 4 feet to be exact. The poles in our first 3 rows were pretty tired so we decided to take this opportunity to give our hops some room to stretch out. The new poles stand about 17 feet above ground - 4.5 feet taller than the rest. Aside from Summit and Tupelo rolling in some mud, everything went smoothly.

The new cables were put up last weekend and the plants are well on their way. More pics to follow...

Friday, April 8, 2011

RI Collaboration Beer

On February 5th all of the professional brewers from Rhode Island got together at the Newport Storm brewery to collaborate on Newport Storm's 2011 annual beer. Brewers from Coddington Brewery, Mohegan Cafe, Union Station Brewery, and Trinity Brewhouse were in attendance and pitched in to help with the brew.

The style of the beer is being kept secret but Ocean State Hops was honored to be in attendance and provide locally grown hops for the collaboration beer. Check out Newport Storm's Facebook page for pictures of the event.

The beer will be unveiled in November. You can also check out the April/May edition of Yankee Brew News for a story on the event.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's been how long???

Wow, we are waaay overdue for an update. We knew it had been a while but over 3 months? Wow!

While we haven't been updating the site, a lot has been going on behind the scenes at OSH. Sadly, the 2010 hops sold pretty quick. Mother Nature made it a difficult year on the hops and we are looking forward to a promising 2011. We just need all this snow to melt first...

We're also in the early works of creating some OSH gear so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, enjoy the winter weather and winter lagers!