The study of terroir as it relates to the grapes in a vineyard and the effects it carries over to wine has been well documented. But what about the terroir as it relates to hops and its finished product beer?Read More
To start, we’ll examine a “first-of-it’s-kind” study, just released last week, that was undertaken by Coleman Agriculture (the largest hop grower in Oregon) and Oregon State University over the past year. Their goal? Correlate the terroir (ter-whar) in which hops are grown with the attributes they possess when harvested, or more simply, “does terroir affect hops?”Read More
INDEPENDENCE, Ore. — Around the world, vintners already know how a region's climate, soils and farming practices — collectively known as "terroir" — can influence the character of winegrapes.
But what about beer? Are the same factors responsible for driving subtle yet distinctive changes in hops?Read More
GERVAIS, Ore. (KOIN) -- After a long off-season slumber, one of the hottest hop varieties on the market is beginning its ascent into the overhead lines from which they'll be harvested late this summer.Read More
Innovation is key for Oregon’s largest hop-growing operation.Read More
From hops to hazelnuts to seed crops and a variety of vegetables, for the Coleman family, farming has always been more than a livelihood – it’s a way of life. Did you know…Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Oregonians love their beer — something that wouldn't be possible without hop farmers who are in the middle of the season.Read More
Some things are beyond a single farmer’s control: Global markets are among them.
In 2008, Anheuser-Busch, the beer giant and longtime Coleman hop farms client, merged with InBev, an international brewing company. Coleman was left holding the bag, literally.Read More
Coleman Agriculture, based in Gervais, OR, has hired David Henze as its new president. Henze comes to Coleman Ag with over 20 years of experience in the food and agriculture industry in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.Read More