Gorst Valley Hops is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and training. Whether you are a brewing enthusiast, a homebrewer or even dreaming of putting an acre or two to profitable use, you've come to the right place. Check out our available workshops and training sessions.
Hops 101 - Introductory Level
This workshop is an introduction to small scale hop history, production, and processing. It will provide a great overview for serious hop growers or even serious home brewers.
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Hops 201 - Technical Production Workshop
The Technical Production Workshop is limited to attendees who have attended our Intro to Small Scale Hop Production course or have prior experience growing their own hops.
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Custom Course Design
Gorst Valley will custom design a course to fit any group or region’s need. Whether it is strictly an introduction to hops or a more complex processing seminar, Gorst Valley has the experience and the know-how to address the most pertinent topics. Contact us for more information and references.
Hops 301 - On-Site Field Lab Workshop
We are happy to open up one of our hop yards for our first-ever 301 Workshop, which will be held on-site at our 20 acre hop yard. Join us for a full day on July 19th in Mazomanie WI to see our daily routine in action. Click here for more details about Hops 301.
Hop Processing Best Practices Guide
Gorst Valley Hops has authored a 101-page Best Practices Guide in conjunction with the FDA and WI DATCP. This manual provides guidance on proper quality control procedures and food processing regulations for hop processing. It is our hope that both brewers and processors will use this manual as the minimum standard for food safety and quality concerns. The entire guide is free to download and review, and can be found at this link. Read the press release summary here.