Willamette Valley Hops Introduces Industry Changing Policies Just in Time for 2012 Rhizome Season. All Varieties Are Available Now.

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Bruce Wolf, founder of Willamette Valley Hops explains that for decades, acquiring the elusive flower Humulus lupulus (Hops), required an onerous, long-term contract, available from only a handful of megalithic hop brokerage firms. “But thankfully like most dated practices, the buying, selling, and distribution of hops has begun to evolve”, according to Wolf.

Stevens goes on to say: “So whether you’re brewing a single gallon of beer in your basement or have just expanded to a 14 barrel brewery, Willamette Valley Hops can supply unparalleled quality specialty hops.

It all started to change when one of the largest buyers of Northern Pacific Hops, Anhauser Bush sold their company to InBev, a European based company. “This situation left many Northern Oregon and Southern Washington hop farms with thousands of acres of prime hop producing farmland without growing contracts” Wolf explains.

According to Paul Stevens, National Sales Manager, “It was at this point WVH took a leap of faith and began offering farm direct grow contracts, or Hop Purchase Agreements, as the company refers to them.

Jeff Langley, the company’s Director of Marketing and Development says: “The response has been phenomenal; business has grown at an exponential rate, and many sadly destined hop farms are once again producing some of the world’s finest hops.”

Stevens goes on to say: “So whether you’re brewing a single gallon of beer in your basement or have just expanded to a 14 barrel brewery, Willamette Valley Hops can supply unparalleled quality specialty hops.

As a licensed nursery, Willamette Valley Hops operates under the close scrutiny of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The company can, upon request, provide chemical analysis and documentation verifying the quality/purity of their product.

Visit http://www.willamettevalleyhops.com and learn about this fourth generation hop farm located in the fertile Willamette Valley in Northern Oregon. Founder Bruce Wolf along with partners Jeff Langley and Paul Stevens are shaking up the industry, challenging the status quo so to speak. By providing farm direct grown hops, they are truly revolutionizing the game.

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