Crosby Hop Farm has been a grower, merchant and processor for five generations. Its 350-plus acres of hop yards in Woodburn, Ore., are home to nine hop varieties, including sustainable Crosby grown, Salmon-Safe breeds. Its lupulin credentials are well known in the beer industry, and I confirmed all of these facts last year when CBB visited the farm for the 2016 hop harvest. Alas, I missed this year’s harvest (baby), but luckily, I can still experience the 2017 hop season thanks to the video above.
For the last six months, a photo of a Crosby-grown Sterling hop yard was snapped every 15 minutes, for 13 hours each day, to create the video. Starting in April and wrapping up in September 2017, Crosby Hop Farm worked with Resonance Productions to capture the beautiful and explosive growth at the farm in time-lapse format. Drone footage was then interlaced into the mini film to create a pretty awesome effect. On one of the last days of the harvest, the drone flies over a Crosby Nugget field positioned next to Champoeg Creek, giving a bird’s eye view of the hop’s journey to the production facilities.
If you’re not working with Crosby right now for your hop needs, this video should help convince brewers and brokers to give these folks a buzz. My personal Valhalla is walking through those bines.