The Ohio Hop Growers Guild invites you to their 2nd annual Hop Yard Open House on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. From craft brewers and homebrewers to hop growers, or those who are just hop-curious, they welcome you to visit Ohio’s hop farms, talk to guild growers and learn about local hops.
17 growers from across the state are participating this year. Click here for locations and contact information. Please pre-register to help the guild plan for your visit at the Ohio Hop Growers Guild Facebook page or here.
Ohio State University President, Michael Drake, is making a state-wide tour stop at Cincinnati craft brewery, Urban Artifact (1660 Blue Rock St. Cincinnati, OH 45223), on Thursday, June 23rd beginning at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the status of OSU Hops Research, the future of the crop’s development in Ohio and Ohio’s craft brewing industry. Some other hop farmers, including myself, will be there at the beginning of the program that starts at 5 p.m.
About the Ohio Hop Growers Guild
The Ohio Hop Growers Guild (OHGG) is a growing group of over 70 current or future independent hop growers across the state of Ohio. We began considering formation in the summer of 2014, after a number of us had met several times at Ohio State University sponsored hop growing events, and agreed that we could benefit from a more formal organizational structure. Thus, the idea of a growers’ guild was born in order to expand our networking, both internally and externally; to agree on common quality standards and assurance; to share information, training, and education; to jointly advocate for and market our product; and improve access to resources and cut costs; with one crosscutting theme: quality.
The mission of the Ohio Hop Growers Guild is to unify, grow , educate and protect the Ohio hops growing community, to increase sales of Ohio grown hops through promotions, marketing, public and industry awareness , and to monitor and assure a sustainable hops industry within the state of Ohio.