A hop farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley will open its own beer garden at its farm this year. Crosby Hop Farm, located south of Portland in Woodburn, Oregon will open its new TopWire Hop Project during the summer of 2020.
TopWire Hop Project will situated on the estate of Crosby Hop Farm, an independent, fifth-generation hop grower, merchant and processor nestled in Oregon’s heralded Willamette Valley. Located outside of Woodburn, fans of craft beer will be able to get a glimpse of the hop fields while enjoying craft beer made with hops from the farm from many of the farm’s brewery partners.
In addition to the exclusive rotating craft beers, daily tours of Crosby Hop Farm operations will also be on the docket. This is a great opportunity for craft beer fans to tour an operating hop field, something that is not normally available to the public. The tap list will feature collaborations brewed by Crosby Hops’ customers from around the world, including many of the most well regarded craft beers showcasing new, classic, and novel hop varieties from the farm.
The project is the culmination of Blake Crosby’s vision (Crosby Hops CEO, 5th generation), and is spearheaded by Jenna Steward, brand experience specialist. TopWire is an extension of Crosby Hop Farm, which works symbiotically with Crosby’s R&D and new variety development efforts. TopWire is positioned to be a key beer destination in the region and a valuable gathering place for the community near and far.
The beer garden will be constructed out of a large shipping container with a modern, elegant architectural approach and an urban drinking aesthetic. The spacious outdoor area will soon feature a large patio where people of all ages and dogs on leash can gather and play.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.