Yakima Chief Hops bring fresh hop ales to the global craft beer community.

For the first time in brewing history, Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a grower owned hop supplier, has made fresh hop ales possible for the global craft beer industry with the launch of their cutting edge Frozen Fresh Hops program. Fresh hop ales are one of the most celebratory beers in American craft beer. Brewed with...

New Partnership with US Based Yakima Chief Hops

We have some great news for what has been a very strange year so far – we have recently partnered as a product distributor for the UK with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) of Yakima, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. A 100% farmer owned global hop supplier, Yakima Chief Hops has...

Hop Trading and Exchange in the Age of the Pandemic

Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic – all words we don’t really want to hear right now, since the months of lockdown have started to blur into a haze of lost memories and, for many businesses, lost income. Here at Brook House Hops, we’ve been affected by the boatload as you can imagine, due to our place as...

Our Recent Visit to the US Hop Capital: Portland, Oregon

The team has just come back from a week in the mighty United States – visiting customers and suppliers as well as learning about US hop growing and visiting the US Hop Convention in Portland, Oregon. We found out a lot of interesting facts and knowledge relating specifically to the US hop market, so if...

Tap Social Movement: A Case Study

Founded in 2016, Tap Social Movement grew out of a passion for good beer and social justice. When they went out looking for hops to use in their brews, they came across Brook House Hops and over the years since, a flourishing working relationship has developed. Head brewer, Jason Bolger explains: “I searched online for...

Brook House Hops Vastly Increases Acreage in Deal

Good news has never been far away recently and after a successful first 18 months of trading and a positive annual hop walk last August, we recently invested over £100,000 into new equipment and are now expanding three fold by increasing our acreage into neighbouring Worcestershire. The owner of Britain’s largest area of hop farm...

Dark Beers for Dark Nights – A History and Exploration

We’ve noticed that a lot of local beer houses have been holding special dark beer events and dark beer festivals since the nights started drawing in in November. There also seems to be more availability of dark ales and speciality, often stout or porter based craft beers. So it got us to thinking: why is...

Success Leads to Major Investment in New Cutting-Edge Equipment

Rather excitingly, we have recently invested over £100,000 into our facilities on the back of customer feedback and encouragement, purchasing a much sought after hop pellet mill. Since launching last year, business has boomed due to the popularity of not just home grown, locally sourced hops but also the unique aromas that come from our...

Yakima Valley Research Visit – November 2019

Several members of the Brook House Hops team spent a few weeks on the road in the US during November. We try really hard to differentiate on quality, which means we buy hops pelletised at the source in Yakima and invest in selection. Hopefully this means that our customers can brew tasty, fresh beer. We...

The Story of Brook House Hops

As a team running a hop farm, we have a surprising amount of career history between us in stockbroking, investments, tech start-ups and enterprise software. So where did the hop journey begin? The Career Change into Hops First things first: there’s Will. Will is our owner and the farmer at Brook House Farm. Will used...
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