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...

Spring Planting Complete

Expansion We’ve completed the planting for our 2014 expansion. Our expansion took place on our Gorham property and included over 4200+ plants, which is roughly 5 acres. Hop Shoots We love eating our hops, and this year we sold our hop shoots to a set of...

Spring Thaw

The Spring thaw has finally taken hold. Maine experienced the coldest March in over 50 years, and as a result we are seeing snow packs and soil temps about two weeks behind previous years. In addition, because it stayed colder longer, we are seeing our snap back to...