OSU-developed Strata hop awakes from off-season slumber
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.
The Strata hop developed by researchers at Oregon State University is filled with tropical flavor features craft brewers can't seem to get enough of. Our cooler wet weather in the last couple weeks has made it easier for the hops to develop.
"The rain that we've been receiving, it loosens up the ground, it just creates a nice, wet bed for the hops to be placed into," said Bill Cahill, the manager of Coleman Hop Farm. "It just creates the optimal growing condition."