Local & Organic Hops

“My father toured post WWII hop yards as a boy with his father who encouraged production of hops in the reconstruction era. He taught me later as a young girl, the area, their specialities and uses.  We planned a decade ago to start a yard, and decided to be a part of renewing the historically grown crop, since 1700s, to the beautiful state of Virginia.”

Local

We are located in the heart of Loudoun County near Philomont, Virginia. Though hops are not as common in the area certain strains thrive here.

Organic

A long history and a log of ingenuity, we use no chemicals or pesticides. You’ll recognize the difference immediately.  These are truly great hops.

Harvesting

Hops harvesting can be challenging and time consuming.  Our processes and equipment help us collect the hops flowers at just the right time to achieve the best flavor for our beer.

Harvesting

Hops harvesting can be challenging and time consuming.  Our processes and equipment help us collect the hops flowers at just the right time to achieve the best flavor for our beer.

Processing

Kilning and pelletizing require precision and timing.  Our kilns remove excess moisture from the hops and prepare them for pelletizing.  Once pelletized the hops are put into storage to maintain their flavor or they are simply used to make Dragon Hops Beer.

Processing

Kilning and pelletizing require precision and timing.  Our kilns remove excess moisture from the hops and prepare them for pelletizing.  Once pelletized the hops are put into storage to maintain their flavor or they are simply used to make Dragon Hops Beer.

“I love brewing with wet hops and these hops didn’t let me down, nice big cones filled with lupulin goodness.  It made great beer.”

Mitch Pilchuk – Smoketown Brewing (2016)

Our recent adventure started with a new hops yard in Loudoun that produces some amazing hops. We have the knowhow to get you started and help your operation become a success.  We offer mobile harvesting, processing (kilning and pelletizing), and hops yard consultation.

For more information on our offerings call us at (540) 441-3660