Great breweries and brands tell stories with their products. Ingredients help reveal the tale. Pristine water from a local reservoir featured on the beer label. Organically grown winter barley, only harvested in the region, floor malted with patience. Crosby Hops has been helping breweries build similarly standout stories with high-quality, sustainably-focused Pacific Northwest hops.
Crosby Hop Farm has been growing on the same site (600 acres right now) since 1900 with five different generations of the Crosby family. The farm not only grows and processes hops, it’s also a broker for premium hops from around the world. It offers more than 50 varieties including sustainable Crosby grown, Salmon-Safe organic hops from its farm, which is also a Certified B Corporation that was named a Best for the World: Changemaker last year. I have personally visited the farm during hop harvest, and the experience is an equally special story I still tell.
It’s not just me. Breweries from Sierra Nevada to Rhinegeist have their stories to tell about Crosby Hop Farm. Last week, the hop grower and merchant released this video using footage compiled with interviews from craft brewers and hop growers (filmed before the pandemic), highlighting the connection and shared core values with its customers. Enjoy.