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HOP FIGHT: Doubling Down on IPA

By What's Brewing
  • October 16, 2018
It’s hop harvest season! So we went out and got ourselves some serious modern IPAs to taste. It was the first time the Panel would be rating IPAs, so we wanted hops, and lots of ’em. But a funny thing happened to IPAs in the years we were busy rating all those other styles.
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Northwest Hop Farms

  • March 14, 2018

We are a Fraser Valley hop farm and full service hops distribution company. We grow, and process first class BC hops. We source and distribute premium hops from BC and…

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Hops Spotlight: Square One Hop Growers

By Kim Lawton
  • September 20, 2017
Kari and Brent bought their land in November 2014. They first considered planting either grapes or apples, but felt the land was better suited to growing hops. Kari explained, “we love craft beer, and we decided to start where beer begins and plant hops.” Square One Hop Growers was born shortly thereafter.
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Hops Spotlight: BC Hop Growers Speak Up

By What's Brewing
  • September 19, 2017
As part of our Harvest Issue coverage, What’s Brewing invited a handful of BC hop growers to answer questions about their operations. Amongst the respondents, we have firms ranging from boutique start-up to Canada’s largest hop business. Here’s what they had to say about their situations, as well as the realities of the BC hop industry.
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A View From The Cellar

By Adam Chatburn
  • August 23, 2017

Reclaiming the 'B Word' In this ongoing series I hope to broaden knowledge about real ale, its history, practice and relevance. In this article I hope to demystify the fear…

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Chilliwack Hop Farms

By What's Brewing
  • January 6, 2017

At Chilliwack Hop Farms, the motto is: "We love growing hops. You love brewing with great hops. Chilliwack Hop Farms is here to help." Founded in 2011, Chilliwack Hop Farms is located…

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A Growing Hopportunity

By Chelsea​ McDowell
  • September 7, 2016
BC has a long history of hop cultivation, and at one time was the largest producer of hops in the British Commonwealth, primarily in the fertile land of the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
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