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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2021, 04:19:04 pm »
Sorry to bump and old topic, but I recall brewing with mt. Rainier hops years and years ago, and quite enjoyed them, according to the most recent PNW crop report, they’re being grown again, https://washingtonbeerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2021-Hop-Crop-Report.pdf

Anyone know where they’re for sale?


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Kinda depends on who's growing them and who they contracted with.
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2021, 06:40:41 pm »
They are grown in MI by. A small farm. They don't sell to homebrewers. My local brewery has used them.

Look at Top Hops Facebook page, they were harvesting Mt Rainier in later August.
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2021, 08:21:27 pm »
They are grown in MI by. A small farm. They don't sell to homebrewers. My local brewery has used them.

Look at Top Hops Facebook page, they were harvesting Mt Rainier in later August.
This was a PNW hop crop report, so they’re being grown in hop country, but I can’t find them for sale anywhere.


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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2021, 08:22:31 am »
They are grown in MI by. A small farm. They don't sell to homebrewers. My local brewery has used them.

Look at Top Hops Facebook page, they were harvesting Mt Rainier in later August.
This was a PNW hop crop report, so they’re being grown in hop country, but I can’t find them for sale anywhere.


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Likely they're all contracted for.
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2021, 09:30:08 am »
Wow Teds ears must have been burning from this thread. Just got the Hop Heaven pre sale email and Mt. Rainier is on the list! Definitely gonna order a pound


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Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2021, 09:48:49 am »
Wow Teds ears must have been burning from this thread. Just got the Hop Heaven pre sale email and Mt. Rainier is on the list! Definitely gonna order a pound


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I saw Ted’s email and thought of this thread. You beat me to it. He has whole leaf and T90 pellets in pre sale. Great minds…



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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2021, 10:15:37 am »
What is more interesting is his comment about it at the top of the sheet:

Mt Ranier: the new lager hop for AB.  Don't know much about it yet      

If this is being used by AB, then I predict that supply will probably increase in the future.                     
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2021, 11:16:24 am »
What is more interesting is his comment about it at the top of the sheet:

Mt Ranier: the new lager hop for AB.  Don't know much about it yet      

If this is being used by AB, then I predict that supply will probably increase in the future.

I wouldn't be certain of that. AB grows their own barley and hops. Seems like it would be counterproductive to release them. 
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2021, 12:30:28 pm »
I bought a bunch of rhizomes from HopsDirect two years ago and one of them was Mt. Rainer.  It's one of my best producing plants, although for reasons I won't get into I wasn't able to pick them on time this year so i haven't really done a full batch yet.  I used it with Tahoma and Mt Hood in a Saison and liked the result, though I didn't notice a licorice flavor in that amount.

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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2021, 02:05:34 pm »
What is more interesting is his comment about it at the top of the sheet:

Mt Ranier: the new lager hop for AB.  Don't know much about it yet      

If this is being used by AB, then I predict that supply will probably increase in the future.
If you look at the pnw hop crop, plantings of Mt Rainier are increasing, so something is driving it.  Glad we have Ted to get our hands on some


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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2021, 02:06:46 pm »
I bought a bunch of rhizomes from HopsDirect two years ago and one of them was Mt. Rainer.  It's one of my best producing plants, although for reasons I won't get into I wasn't able to pick them on time this year so i haven't really done a full batch yet.  I used it with Tahoma and Mt Hood in a Saison and liked the result, though I didn't notice a licorice flavor in that amount.
When I used them years back, I didn’t get licorice, just spice and herbal flavors. I enjoyed it quite a bit


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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2021, 12:31:46 pm »
What is more interesting is his comment about it at the top of the sheet:

Mt Ranier: the new lager hop for AB.  Don't know much about it yet      

If this is being used by AB, then I predict that supply will probably increase in the future.

I wouldn't be certain of that. AB grows their own barley and hops. Seems like it would be counterproductive to release them.

Hops? They use hops in their beers?

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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2021, 12:56:46 pm »
What is more interesting is his comment about it at the top of the sheet:

Mt Ranier: the new lager hop for AB.  Don't know much about it yet      

If this is being used by AB, then I predict that supply will probably increase in the future.

I wouldn't be certain of that. AB grows their own barley and hops. Seems like it would be counterproductive to release them.

Hops? They use hops in their beers?

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The rumor is that they hold up a hop cone and if its shadow falls on the kettle, they're good. ;)

And this is a telling line from Ted's email....."As a general note, we experienced general erosion of choice again over the past year.  While my list may look impressive, many are down to 1 farm and it makes no sense for them to grow the hops.  Volumes are thin, all it takes is one midsized brewer and the entire crop is out of your grasp."
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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2021, 10:07:11 pm »
He mentions that it’s incumbent on beer drinkers to drink something besides ipas made with citra and mosaic, and I agree, at least in my area most breweries have 80% or more of their taps dedicated to ipas that all are more or less the exact same beers. It’s an erosion of choice that really sucks


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Re: Mt. Rainier hops discontinued?
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2021, 07:55:54 am »
He mentions that it’s incumbent on beer drinkers to drink something besides ipas made with citra and mosaic, and I agree, at least in my area most breweries have 80% or more of their taps dedicated to ipas that all are more or less the exact same beers. It’s an erosion of choice that really sucks


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As I've said before, it appears erosion of choice is regional.  Lots of choices here.
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