Harvest Timing

This year will be our third year of growth for our initial acreage up in Fort Fairfield. For us this means our first full commercial harvest. Without decades of harvests recorded for our area, we are being forced to very closely monitor cone maturity and dry matter...

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Recap

Great Beer, Perfect Weather, Tons of Fun When Sierra Nevada came to Portland, they brought excellent weather and tons of good beer. With over 3,000 people in attendance, we happily talked hops, sold shirts, and got to know a ton of great beer enthusiast and brewers...

Maine Farm Day

July 27th is Maine Open Farm Day, and The Hop Yard will be inviting people to come by and take a tour. We will be doing guided walking tours through the property, and offering the community a chance to see how hops are...

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

On August 1st, Sierra Nevada is bringing the largest beer festival in history to Portland, Maine. The Hop Yard has been invited to showcase the process of bringing a hop through it’s growth cycle all the way to the brewers kettle. We’re excited to talk...

June Check In

With all our plants trained, and the first round of fertilizer laid down, we’ve begun to see substantial daily growth. In Fort Fairfield, things got off to a slower start with the late winter chill but we’ve now seen plants average 5-6′ of total...