Gorst Valley Hops was founded on the idea that Wisconsin farmers can provide high quality hops to Wisconsin brewers. A mere century ago, Sauk county in the state of Wisconsin accounted for 1/5th of the worlds hop production. However, non-sustainable farming practices and a lack of species knowledge led to a rapid decline in hops production in the late 1800’s. We believe in reviving this once thriving and dominant hops production industry of the Midwest. Gorst Valley Hops is committed to providing high quality pelletized and leaf hops to everyone from craft brewers to home brewers while maximizing environmental stewardship through sustainable practices from farming through processing.
We believe that direct communication between growers and brewers will produce higher quality products with reasonable and consistent prices. Local production with an emphasis on hop varieties that work well in beers brewed for a Midwestern beer drinker will produce a product that is both superior in flavor and will provide a marketing advantage to brewers who use local ingredients where possible.
We have assembled a team with decades of experience in production horticulture, engineering, plant physiology, equipment design, environmental science and information technology to accomplish this goal. To that affect we offer our knowledge and services in the growth and processing of hops to all Midwest farmers.
• Meet the Team
• History of Hops