We market our hop products to, and value our relationships with, distributors, microbreweries, home-brewers, and beer enthusiasts alike. We specialize solely in hop production, which allows us the time to focus exclusively on producing quality hops year in and year out – Value, Quality and Reliability are the cornerstones of our operation.
Our beautiful family farm is located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast, with its Bavarian-like climate, the Willamette Valley is an ideal hop growing environment, producing some of the finest hops in the world. Thanks to massive Ice Age floods, rich volcanic and glacial soil from Eastern Washington was deposited across the valley floor when the waters subsided, making the Willamette Valley extremely fertile. A massively productive agricultural area, the valley was widely publicized from the 1820s as a 'promised land' of agricultural prosperity and became the destination of choice for the oxen-drawn wagon trains of emigrants traveling west on the Oregon Trail. It was at this time, in the late 1800s, that first generation hop farmer Albert Crosby planted the first hops into the rich soil that is still producing our beautiful Crosby hops.
About the owners...Blake Crosby is a fifth generation hop grower. He was born and raised on the family farm in Woodburn, Oregon. Blake created his own arm of the business, which focuses on serving the craft brewing industry. Blake enjoys working outside, playing the drums, and following college football. In 2010 Blake was nominated to serve as a commissioner for the Oregon Hop Commission and was later appointed to Vice Chair. Blake is a graduate of the University of Oregon, and is currently pursuing his M.B.A. at Willamette University while running farming operations with his dad, 4th generation hop grower Kevin Crosby.
Pictured below from left to right - Grandpa Ed Crosby, 3rd generation hop grower; Uncle Brian Crosby and Dad Kevin Crosby, 4th generation hop grower.