I will be makeing a trek from Michigan to Portland On the week of July 16th to 25th and touring the upper Oregon and lower Washington area.
Is anyone aware of hop farms giving tours during that week? I would love to visit acers and acers of hops, and maybe even see some of the equipment.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!!
Welcome to my back yard!
The advice on HOPSDirect is terrific. If you come as far north as Yakima, check out the area by 1st and D streets. There are three of four hop processing plants that may give tours. I know one has a company store of sorts.
For fields, if you take highway 24 East out of Yakima, you will drive five miles and see nothing but hop yards. Too bad you won't be in town on Oct 2. Fresh hop festival in downtown Yakima. All brewers have to bring at least one beer brewed within 24 hours of hops coming off the vines.
I hope you enjoy your stay in Washington.