Mother Nature is turning up the heat as we wrap up the week here at Rogue Farms. But will it affect the crops we grow in Independence and Tygh Valley, Oregon? Sure it does, but not how you may think.
What to know what your favorite Rogue beer or spirits looks like in June? Come take a look.
How do hop bines learn to climb in a hopyard? It starts with training day.
As we wrap up stringing and staking our hops at Rogue Farms, we want to share this newsreel video from 1969 showing how they did it in Great Britain.
They went to amazing lengths back then – you’ll get the reference when you see the video.
While the techniques are different from how we do it today at Rogue Farms, we still string and stake our 65,049 bines and 42-acres by hand. We share their pride over a job well done and their love for a pint of good beer.
How does a weed become an aromatic ingredient for beer? The secret is string.
We took a stroll through our hopyard this morning and look at what we found!
The first bines of the season are emerging from the soil. They’re so tiny, about the size of a bottle cap, we almost didn’t see them.
A new bine pokes through the dirt in the 42-acre hopyard at Rogue Farms.
Yes, it seems silly to get excited over string.
But this was no ordinary shipment via UPS. When the string arrived at Rogue Farms, the delivery folks unloaded dozens of bales weighing hundreds of pounds apiece. In all, we now have 253 miles of string.
Just some of the bales of string that arrived at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon.