World class harvesting, processing and distribution of BC grown hops
Thanks to the incredible growth of the craft beer industry, hops are serious business in British Columbia. Brewmasters are passionate about the quality of hops they use to make your favorite beer and we are equally passionate about delivering what they need. BC Hop Co works with partner farmers to harvest locally grown hops and uses modern innovation to process and distribute the highest quality wholesale hops in Canada.
“BC Hop Fest: A Fresh Beer Celebration” Paused for 2019 Pending More Support
June 10, 2019
We are reluctantly suspending BC Hop Fest for 2019 given ongoing challenges with government policy, nominal local brewery support, and regulatory issues with the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission and the City of Abbotsford.
Even if the regulatory permit challenges could be addressed quickly, it’s now too late in the season to stage the festival in 2019.
We will miss hosting BC Hop Fest in 2019 and know this is disappointing but we’re taking a pause this year. We want to ensure that, if the festival returns next year as we hope, it truly profiles and showcases locally grown B.C. hops and features craft beers brewed year-round to celebrate this important local crop.
We think B.C. beer lovers expect and deserve to enjoy local hops when they support local breweries. BC Hop Company and our hop farmers create sustainable local jobs, support our local economy and community and grow hops that help create some exceptional 100% local B.C. craft beers. There are now only about 20 hop farmers in B.C., down from over 30 just a year ago. B.C. hop farmers provide local jobs and contribute to the local economy directly and indirectly.
We hope you’ll support us in encouraging local breweries and government to invest in the future success of local hop farmers in the coming months so we can re-introduce a bigger and better BC Hop Fest in 2020. Thanks for your ongoing support. We hope to see you next year.
Dwayne and Diane Stewart
BC Hop Company and BC Hop Fest: A Fresh Beer Celebration
Inspired by the great traditions of hop production throughout the Fraser Valley, our partner farmers are bringing locally grown hops back to the Valley. Fertile soil, sun, water and gentle breezes contribute to one of the best hop growing environments in the Pacific Northwest. Farmers with quality agricultural land have partnered with Valley Hops for planning, installation, crop management and harvest.
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