Hops & More Hops.

Rockford Brewing Company is very lucky to have strong relationships with our local hop growers, like Hopyards of Kent . Today, Aaron Trapp, Sales Manager & Brewer and Tiffany Ewigleben, Marketing Consultant, had the chance to check out a few acres of their hops with Jim Parks & Craig Van Driel.

Some of these hops will be harvested and used for our upcoming collaboration beer with Brewery Vivant– our Harvest Hub.

RBC is all about Fresh, Local, and Timely, and you can’t get much fresher than this!

Cascade, Chinook, and a special variety of hops called Michigan Heritage were some of the deliciousness being grown here.

Michigan Heritage hops are a newer varietal, with only four acres in not only the state (obviously), but in existence.

Cirtrusy, aromatic and lush, these hops are featured in our Harvest Hub. We can’t wait for you to taste them, but since you HAVE to wait, why don’t you enjoy these pictures from our morning?..

 

Michigan Heritage Hops, deliciously aromatic and FRESH.

Michigan Heritage Hops, deliciously aromatic and FRESH.

Hops on the vine.

Hops on the vine.

Look at those beauties.

Look at those beauties. (The hops, we mean. The hops.)

Jim and Aaron talk hops.

Jim and Aaron talk hops.

Aaron Trapp

Aaron Trapp

Jim Parks, Aaron Trapp, and Craig Van Driel

Jim Parks, Aaron Trapp, and Craig Van Driel