Paul and Denise Stettler moved to the Nine Mile Falls location after Paul retired with 31 years at the Boeing Company in March 2014. Denise’s brother Tom started home brewing when at WSU while working on a degree. Paul saw and tasted Tom’s home extract brewing and he was hooked.
He now tried brewing himself as he could boil water and do it with whole grain. His first beer was a lemon/coriander IPA and it was also the start of a small trellis with a couple of Hop varieties on the property.
More varieties of Hops were needed as new beer flavors were being checked out. Now five varieties of Hops are being grown on the 1.5 acre farm. Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook and Nugget are our crops of choice.
Come on get Hoppy is Paul and Denise’s field of dreams, a farm built for those who will come and see Hop cultivation. Serving micro breweries and the Home brewers of the inland Northwest at a reasonable price.
These are all dry weight totals:
COLUMBUS 7.004 LBS
CHINOOK 9.608 LBS
CENTENNIAL 5.121 LBS
NUGGET 2.402 LBS
CASCADE 8.6 LBS
This is a first year crop. We purchased 1200 rhizomes to start with and lost 10% from misc causes. The rest are healthy and some hit the sixteen foot mark on their first growth! During harvest we lost a few pounds on the hop harvester while we learned how to improve our losses, and will improve our processes to obtain a higher yield on our next crop. This is dry weight leaf Hops and is stored in mylar-UV/Oxy-proof sealed bags. They are vacuum sealed and nitrogen flushed to preserve freshness. There are NO PESTICIDES used.