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.
It's the age-old saying, better ingredients, makes better products. Our hops have incredible aromas and flavor. The pellets dissolve easily in your brew yet are full of oil. There is also a uniqueness to them. The hop terroir - the natural environment: soil type, elevation, latitude, climate - of Colorado imparts it's own character into the hops. It all adds up to one simple thing, better beer.
"I just used what [Chinook] I had in a west coast DIPA for one year anniversary, and I’m pumped about how it turned out. Good stuff."
- Michael Johnson, Head Brewer, Brass Brewing
the brewers say
"I am really lucky to be working with such nice and attentive folks as you!"
"Just sampled the IPA that I dry hopped with your C hops. Amazing aroma!!!! Like slicing into a grapefruit. I"ll be ordering more real soon!"
- Bob Haggerty, Head Brewer,
"Great quality local hops. Always a pleasure to work with!"
"Loaded up with a few hop varietals that really stood out to us this past year. The main one being Cascade from @billygoathopfarm, in Montrose CO. This Colorado grown Cascade features a ton of deep ruby red grapefruit, nice stuff!"
Colorado Public Radio article on the downfalls of Coronavirus aid.
Porch Drinking discussed hop terrior and different farms around the country.
The Colorado Sun looked at hop terroir when Comrade Brewing did a side-by-side.
in the news
Mac Crawford, Head Brewer,
We love working with Billy Goat for two reasons; first their values of craft, sustainability, and quality align with ours and they're refreshingly not an international mega-merchant. Second, they're helping bring terroir back to beer; unique varieties and some more staid varieties that have exciting depths that take them to the next level. These are, in fact, the hops you've been looking for.
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.