The billy goat difference
We are the farmers who work their butts off to grow and produce amazing hops. We truly care about the end product - delicious beer. We grow hops you can be proud to put in your beer. We are the farmers that you want to tell your customers about... and your customers want to be a part of.
Billy Goat Hop Farm works with nearly a dozen other small businesses. When we support each other, we create a sense of belonging, a purpose. Being part of the businesses, farms, and people around us gives a sense of unity, as though we are part of something greater than ourselves. One person's weakness is another's strength. Working together, we all become stronger and more successful.
It's the age-old saying, better ingredients, makes better products. As a small vertically integrated operation, we are able to get the hops off the bine, pelletized, and packaged in a matter of weeks. This creates a fresh, bright product that comes through in the brew. They also have a uniqueness thanks to the terroir - the natural environment: soil type, elevation, latitude, climate - of Colorado that imparts it's own character into the hops. It all adds up to one simple thing, better beer.
Small, family owned, female owned farms and businesses, these are organizations that your customers want to support, and things that all define us. Market us, market that you chose to use our hops. Let them know that when they drink your beer, they're supporting so much more than one craft brewery. Let's do a "Meet your Farmer" night at the pub!
One of the main reasons we started a hop farm was because we love the craft brewing industry. The beer drew us in, but the people are what made us want to join. It's not just customer service, but a relationship where we enjoy working together and turn problems into solutions. Question? Contract issue? Special request? Just ask the person that grows, processes, and ships your hops. Because we like good people and good beer too.
a greener tomorrow
Unlike most farms, our string is not dipped in copper naphthenater, a pesticide derived from crude oil.
Our state of the art drip irrigation system is very efficient, using only the water we need.
We are able to fertigate through our irrigation system so that our positives go directly where need them in the appropriate amount.
Being intimate with all the plants every step of the way allows us to catch disease and pests early, using less chemical.
We're able to maintain good soil health and a healthy ecosystem, using a fraction of the herbacides and pesticides as the large scale farms.
Spent bines and by-products are composted and used by local gardeners.
Being centrally located, our carbon foot print for shipping is much lower than from the PNW, especially within the Southwest.