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No-Li Brewhouse

Try our Belma® hops in No-Li's Big Juicy IPA.

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No-Li Brewhouse
Brewing beer with no boundaries

 


Bell's Brewery

Try our Centennial hops in Bell's Two Hearted Ale.

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Bell's Brewery
Inspired Brewing®

 


Yuengling Brewery

Try our Belma® hops in Yuengling's IPL and our Clusters in many of Yuengling's uniquely crafted and balanced beers.

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Yuengling Brewery

America's Oldest Brewery

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Our family Does Hops... from Bale to Brew. Hops Direct
1902 Farmers in France at this time, the family forefathers moved to Canada, fleeing religious persecution.
1930's Following the move to Canada, extended family joined the workforce in Washington state, working as a State Surveyor. Soon after, a letter arrived in Canada from family in Washington, “I have found the land of milk & honey.” On discovering the fertile soil and ideal climate for hop farming in the Yakima Valley.

And just like that, the 1st generation made the move from Canada, settling in the present location of our farm here in Mabton, Wa.
1930's Cluster rhizomes were the first to be planted, our pioneer variety – unbeknownst to the family, this root stock would grow and evolve into generations of a family-centered, passion-driven livelihood. All for the love of hops.

The original Cluster hop yards still remain today and thrive year after year, producing commercial yields.
1930's The farm continues to grow each year, adding acreage in hops when land is available.
1930's From picking hops by hand to installing our first picking machine, hop kiln and baler.
1997 Diana Puterbaugh established Hops Direct, LLC, selling our farm grown hops online, direct to brewers and cutting out the middle man.
2003 There was an increasing demand for hops in pellet form over leaf; this was the year we installed our California T90 Pellet Mill.
2007 Determined to figure a way around hanging each vine by hand for processing in our picking machines, a new hop harvest combine was developed here on our farm.

Meet Spongebob, our combine that strips the hop vines in the field, filling our hop trucks with hop cones, leaves and stems, leaving vines in the field and eliminating the manual labor of hanging vines by hand for processing.

This new combine would join our Top-Cutter combines in the race to finish harvest before the first frost.



2012 The demand for hop pellets grew stronger, so we added on to our Pellet Mill, investing in an automatic packaging system and other technological advancements for a more efficient process.
2012 We continue to expand in hop acreage, which ultimately led to the expansion of machinery and processing equipment. Our 2nd picking facility was built to keep up.
2012 Stacy Puterbaugh discovers a hop vine growing on its own up the side of our homestead picking machine. The rouge vine grew heartily on its own, creating a very curious farmer. Read More
2015 Acreage on our farm continues to grow, but the “picking window” set by Mother Nature stays the same. To stay within the ~42 days of hop harvest, harvesting all yards before the first frost, Stacy created Gary, a harvest combine designed to harvest our yards quickly, safely and efficiently. Read More
2016 Our 3rd picking machine is built. With the continued growth in the craft beer industry and the increasing demand for hops, we continue to add acreage each year as land and resources are available. An increase in acreage inevitably created the need for another hop processing facility. Our 3rd machine was strategically built and modified to fit the needs of our farm specifically, combining old school and new school techniques to process hops quickly, safely and efficiently.
PRESENT DAY Today Stacy, his extended family, including his two sons work the ~1,200 acre hop farm. We take pride in knowing that 4 generations have worked to grow and harvest only the highest quality crops, paving a path for our growing 5th generation to carry on the legacy. 

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