Hop Harvest Tour Yakima
Let’s Go To The Hop Fields of the USA!
Where would the modern beer industry be without American hops? Let us take you to the source! Join us as we guide you through the heart of American hop cultivation, and explore the exciting variety and product innovation with our colleagues at John I Haas.
Please note that although the deadline to register your interest for the 2023 Harvest Tours was 12 May 2023, the interest form is always open!
The 2023 Yakima Hop Harvest Tour will be 18-23 September! We assemble in Portland, Oregon on Monday 18th and depart Yakima on Saturday 23rd September. Check out our socials for reporting on the fun!
Hop Harvest Tour
Join us in Yakima for a sensory experience not to be missed. We’ll not only take you to the hop fields of the Pacific Northwest, you will also get to experience the hospitality of our American colleagues at John I Haas. We’ll tour a processing plant to see how our enriched pellets and other products are made - an eye opening, educational adventure. In an extra special element, you will get to help select the hops that are brought over to Europe.
We will email a credit card payment link to attending guests to confirm their spot. Please note that we will allot three FUNDED spaces on our tours at random to confirmed guests.
£200.00 | £300.00
per person (incl. VAT)
What our participants say
It’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt loads and met some awesome people, looking forward to seeing you all again soon. – Joanna Neale
Expertise & Innovation
From bine to bale to beer, come see how hops are harvested and processed. We’ll visit a commercial hop farm to understand the care and precision used to create our powerful raw material. Get a behind-the-scenes look into our processing facility to see how we make our enriched pellets and other products.
Future Proof Flavor
New Hop Varieties
An essential part of the tour is a visit to the Haas Experimental Farm. Here you get the chance to see new varieties being developed to withstand our changing climate, safeguard supplies and protect the industry. Some new varieties will be available in trial beers for you to smell their enticing aromas and taste their delicious flavors, and to investigate how they can augment your current brewing portfolio.
Rub & Sniff
Help Select Europe's Hops!
Join us for a unique experience… The Yakima Hop Harvest Tour guests help to select the hops that we bring over to Europe. Yep! We get hands on to decide which lots of hops arrive on our shores, then the stringent BarthHaas Guarantee ensures you will only buy hops that meet pesticide and quality regulations.
You’ll Be Our Guest!
We Take Care of You
Of course, there will be plenty of time to sample the local beer & delicacies! As a guest of the BarthHaas X Hop Harvest Tour, we will provide your accommodation during the tour, all tour activity bookings, basic sustenance including a reasonable amount of beer, and ground transportation for the duration of your time with us. Cheers!
- In depth tour of a commercial hop farm
- Understanding how hops are grown, harvested, and processed
- Spend time with experimental hop research breeders
- Chat with our research brewers, trialling exciting products & varieties
- Rub and Sniff AND help select this year’s crop
- Collaboration with international brewers
- Outstanding cultural experience!
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How Does It Happen?
We want you to have an amazing experience. If you’re interested in joining, please register your interest!
The connections and education from these tours is inspiring and rejuvenating. However, our previous costs for this tour were over £1000 per person - because we do take care of our people. In order to demonstrate your commitment and participation, and to defray some of the tour costs, we have implemented a tiering schedule. As part of the attendance confirmation, breweries above 15 hectolitres will be asked to pay a £300 administration fee. Below 15 hec will be only £200. Additionally, we will allot three FUNDED spaces on our tours at random to confirmed guests!
Please note that we will only process this fee once we and you have confirmed your attendance- and it is free to register your interest. We assure you, you will reap so much value on this tour in networking, education and experience!
Deadline to register your interest for the 2023 Hop Harvest Tours was 12 May 2023 but the form is always open.
What our participants say
It was such a privilege to be invited onto the BarthHaas X Yakima Hop Harvest Tour. Being able to see the hops I've been brewing with for years being picked, processed and packaged was a great learning experience and really showed the care and respect with which the hops are treated in order to ensure they arrive with us as fresh as possible. As well as being educational, the trip was a lot of fun and lasting friendships were both made and cemented. – Andy Parker