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Gorst Valley Hops is working to reintroduce hops in Wisconsin.

Gorst Valley Hops was founded on the idea that Wisconsin farmers can provide high quality hops to Wisconsin brewers.

Charter Grower Program
GVH invites growers to become more engaged with the entire hops production operation; from plantation design to hops pellets.

Meet the Team
We have assembled a team with decades of experience in production horticulture, engineering, plant physiology, equipment design, and environmental science.

History of Wisconsin Hops

Commercially produced hops were first introduced into Waukesha county around 1837, most likely by farm hands from New York who brought their root stock with them.

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Looking to sign up for a workshop, buy hops or become a Charter Grower? You've come to the right place!

Gorst Valley Hops is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and training.

Expert, patient processing is critical to high quality hops, whole or pellets. Each step requires diligence to ensure only the absolute best quality is produced. It begins with proper drying.

Hops can be commercially grown on as little as one acre. But before one plows up the side yard there are few things that need to be known about hop production.

All hops are pelletized (T90) and gas-flush vacuum sealed in oxygen barrier bags. Processed hops remain frozen until purchased.

Brewer Portal
Every brewer knows that hops contain both bittering and aroma characteristics. What brewers may not be aware of is that the chemical compounds that compose these attributes are very delicate.


Classes are full!

101/201 Workshops in February 2015

Registration Is Now Closed

The upcoming workshops are now full.  Our next sessions will be held in late Sept / early Oct.  Please join the mailing list at the top of the page to be notified when registration opens.


Hops Plants for 2015

2015??? That's right, it's time to start planning now. We have established a biosecure greenhouse facility and are taking deposits for live hops plants for your 2015 planting. Learn more about live hops plants and the ordering process here.

Hops 301: Field Lab Workshop

Registration Closed

Join us on-site at our 20 acre hop yard for this continuation of our popular Hop Production workshop series. Click here for more details about Hops 301.

Press Release: Best Practices Guide

We are happy to announce that the Hop Processing Best Practices Guide is finished and available for download.  Please see our Education page for more information and read the Press Release.

Brewing & Beer Styles

UW is hosting a two-day Brewing & Beer Styles workshop on 1/27 and 1/28, with instructors including our own James Altwies.  For more information please check out their website.


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Friends of Gorst Valley Hops
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