Hop Grower Codes

Since the 2007-2008 hop shortage, the Brewers Association has encouraged brewers to develop stronger relationships with their hop merchants and hop growers. A business relationship can be significantly strengthened with a handshake and personal contact. In this era of rapidly shifting hop acreage, brewers must make their aroma hop needs known to growers to ensure supply of their preferred varieties.

Brewers need to become familiar with the hop grower number on their hop shipments. This concept allows both brewers and growers to benefit from the terroir value of the hops used in order to continue making the world’s greatest beers.

How to Read Hop Grower Codes

The grower numbers are commonly formatted using the convention, yv–nnn–l, where:

  • y=Year
  • v=Variety
  • nnn=3-digit grower number
  • l=Lot number or variety letter.

For example, you might encounter a codes like these stenciled on a bale or box of hops:

9L–123–01

  • “9” is the last digit of the year grown, in this case 2009.
  • “L” is the variety of hops; in this case, Nugget from Oregon.
  • “123” is a fictitious three digit grower number.
  • “01” is lot number 1.

9CA–123–Z

  • “9” is the last digit of the year grown, in this case 2009
  • “CA” is the variety of hops – in this case, Cascade from Washington
  • “123” is a fictitious three digit grower number
  • “Z” is lot Z

Hop Grower Numbers

Here are the hop grower numbers that have been provided so far, organized numerically. A hop grower may have more than one number assigned to allow tracking of different fields or non-contiguous harvest areas. Hop grower websites are included when known.

Please contact chris@brewersassociation.org to update web links, grower numbers, or any info that you believe is incorrect below.

Grower Number Grower Name State
AZ501 Latitude 32 Hops AZ
CA501 Star B Ranch CA
CA502 Pacific Family Farm CA
CA503 Nicolaus Nut Company CA
CO501 Peach Valley Hops LLC CO
IA501 Buck Creek Hops, LLC IA
IA502 Hope Ave Hops IA
IA503 Larson Brothers LLC IA
ID101 Elk Mountain Farms LLC ID
ID102 Jackson Hop ID
ID104 Schroeder Hop LLP ID
ID105 Gooding Farms ID
ID106 Weilmunster Farms ID
ID107 Weilmunster, John K ID
ID112, ID113 Brock & Phillip Obendorf Farms ID
ID114 Obendorf, Ray ID
ID122 Gooding Farms ID
ID123 Obendorf Hop Inc ID
IL501 Infinity Farms IL
IL502 Beery Hops/Hop Halo Farms IL
IL503 Sharp Mountain Hops IL
IL504 Bier Blume Farms LLC IL
IN501 Howe Farms IN
IN502 High Bines LLC IN
KS501 Kansas Hop Company KS
KY501 Khickory Hill Farm of Kentucky KY
MA501 Four Star Farms MA
ME503 Alna Hopyard and Farm ME
MI501 MI Local Hops MI
MI502 Hop Head Farms LLC MI
MI505 Van Timmerman Hop Farm, LLC MI
MI506 Top Hops Farm MI
MI507 Hopyards of Kent County MI
MI508 Whitney Farm MI
MI509 Fractured Acre Farms MI
MI510 Miller’s Lakeside Hops MI
MI511 Blue Lake Hops MI
MI512 Flatwater Farms LLC MI
MI513 Carr Creek Hops LLC MI
MI514 Two Track Farms, LLC MI
MI515 Prairie Ronde Hops MI
MI516 Pure Kitten Hops MI
MI517 The Osburn Family Farm MI
MI518 Mr Wizard’s Hop Farm LLC MI
MI519 Always’s Shady Lane Farm MI
MI520 Egypt Valley Hopyards, LLC MI
MI521 High Five Hops Farm LLC MI
MI522 Red Hop Plantings MI
MI523 Northern Michigan HOPS LLC MI
MI524 Elk River Hops MI
MI525 Thornwood Farms LLC MI
MN501 Mighty Axe Hops MN
MT501 Glacier Hops Ranch MT
NC501 Farm Boy Hops NC
NE501 Nebraska Hop Yards NE
NE502 Brunsing Farms NE
NE503 Steele Head Hops NE
NE504 Schwedhelm Hop Yard NE
NH501 Fitzgerald Farm NH
NY504 Crooked Creek Hops Farm NY
NY505 The Bineyard NY
NY506 Hanging Chicken Hollow NY
NY507 Rhinebeck Hops NY
NY508 Ledyard Farms NY
OH501 Cass Place Hops OH
OH502 Ohio Valley Hops LLC OH
OH503 Second Sons Hopyards OH
OH504 Ohio Hops OH
OH505 Old Dutch Hops, LTD OH
OH506 Valley View Hops OH
OH507 Neptune Hops OH
OH508 HopALong Farm OH
OH509 Local Bine Brewing Farm, LLP OH
OH510 OSHY Hops OH
OH511 Hops N Herefords OH
OH512 Levanna Heights Hops OH
OH513 Rustling Bines Hop Farm OH
OH514 Hidden Lake Farm of Mt Vernon LLC OH
OH516 Gifts From Our Garden LLC OH
OH517 For The Love Of Hops OH
OR202 Annen Bros Inc OR
OR204 Capital Farms Inc OR
OR205 Coleman Farms Inc OR
OR206 Echoridge Farm Inc OR
OR207 Coleman Ranches OR
OR208 H & E Farms Inc OR
OR209 Lone Oak Hop Farm LLC OR
OR210 F & B Farms & Nursery LLC OR
OR212 Heritage Hops Inc OR
OR213 Geschwill Bros OR
OR214 Goshchie Farms Inc OR
OR215 McKay Farms Inc OR
OR216 Mark McKay Farms Inc OR
OR217 Greenleaf Hop Farms Inc OR
OR219 Horseshoe Lake Farms OR
OR220 B Crosby Inc OR
OR223 Willamette Valley Hop Farms Inc OR
OR224 Leavy Farm Inc OR
OR228 Rogue Farms OR
OR229 Pearmine Farms Inc OR
OR231 CNR Farm Inc OR
OR232 Stauffer Bros LLC OR
OR235 Stauffer Farms Inc OR
OR236 Arrowhead Farms Inc OR
OR237 Westwood Farms Inc OR
OR239 Wilmes, Wilfried Farms OR
OR240 Coleman Corrals OR
OR241 Valley Hop Farm OR
OR243 Fairfield Farms Inc OR
OR244 Champoeg Farms Inc OR
OR246 T & J Kirk Farm Inc OR
OR247 Sodbuster Farms Inc OR
OR253 KW Crosby Hops Inc OR
OR257 Abiqua Hop Farms OR
OR260 B C Hop Farms LTD OR
OR265 B & D Farms Inc OR
OR267 HopSmith Ranches OR
OR270 4 B Farms Inc OR
OR275 Willamette Mission Farm Inc OR
OR276 Weston Bend Farms OR
OR277 3D Farms OR
OR278 Weathers Hop Farms OR
OR289 Cascade Hop Farm LLC OR
OR290 Hopfenfelds LLC OR
PA501 Sunny Brae Hops PA
PA502 Wagner Family Farms PA
PA503 Tilted Barn PA
SD501 6th Meridian Hops SD
SD502 A&A Hops and Hotrods SD
TX501 Grief Enterprises TX
VA501 Fox Run Farms VA
WA301 Lightning Ag WA
WA302 Wenas Hop Company LLC WA
WA303 Wenas Hop Farm LLC WA
WA308 Brulotte Farms WA
WA309 Brulotte, Reggie WA
WA311 Topp Hop Ranch LLC WA
WA312 Brulotte, Ronald WA
WA313 Brulotte Farms Inc WA
WA319 Loza Farms Inc WA
WA321 Carpenter Farms Inc WA
WA323 Champoux Farms Inc WA
WA324 Charron Co Inc WA
WA325 CSC Vineyard WA
WA326 Roza Farms WA
WA337 Congdon Orchards Inc WA
WA339 Marc Desmarais WA
WA340 Marc Desmarais Farms Inc WA
WA341 Pat Favilla WA
WA342 Cornerstone Ranches LLC WA
WA343 Desserault Ranches Inc WA
WA344 Ron Dion Farms WA
WA346 Double R Hop Ranches Inc WA
WA348 Harrah Farms LLC WA
WA349 Green Acre Farms Inc WA
WA350 Amos Gamache Farms Inc WA
WA351 Gasseling, Dave WA
WA352 Gasseling, Don WA
WA353 B & T Gamache Farms Inc WA
WA354 Jeff Gamache Farms Inc WA
WA355 Black Star Ranch LLC WA
WA356 Gasseling, Ken WA
WA357 Gasseling, Mike WA
WA358 Virgil Gamache Farms Inc WA
WA359 Gasseling, Susan WA
WA360 Leo Gasseling & Sons Inc WA
WA361 Gasseling Ranches Inc WA
WA363 Green Acre Farms Inc WA
WA364 Gasseling, Tom WA
WA365 Jacobs Farms LLC WA
WA369 Char-Hous Farms Inc WA
WA370 HRP Enterprises WA
WA372 Prospector Enterprises LLC WA
WA375 Green Acre Farms Inc WA
WA378 Lensiegne Farms Inc WA
WA381 B T Loftus Ranches Inc WA
WA383 Morrier Ranch Inc WA
WA387 Irving Newhouse & Sons Inc WA
WA390 B T Loftus Ranches Inc WA
WA391 Parrish, Stuart WA
WA392 Olsen Brothers Ranch Inc WA
WA393 S P Farms & Ranch WA
WA394 Nomu Financial LLC WA
WA395 HopsDirect LLC WA
WA397 Perrault Farms Inc WA
WA398 LGD Hops WA
WA399 Puterbaugh Farms WA
WA400 Virgil Gamache Farms Inc WA
WA401 Riel Hops WA
WA402 Leslie A Roy WA
WA403 Gasseling Ranches Inc WA
WA404 Roy, Michael WA
WA405 CLS Farms LLC WA
WA406 Roy, Lester WA
WA407 Roy Farms Inc WA
WA408 Riel Fresh Hops LLC WA
WA409 RD Ranch LLC WA
WA410 Toppenish Land LLC WA
WA411 Van Horn Farms Inc WA
WA412 Moxee Land LCC WA
WA413 ADHA LLC WA
WA414 Warrior Ranches LLC WA
WA415 Sauve & Sons Farms Inc WA
WA416 RG Ranch LLC WA
WA417 Segal Ranch LLC WA
WA418 R&L Investments LLC WA
WA419 DER Hops LLC WA
WA420 Shinn & Son Inc WA
WA425 John I Haas Inc-HopUnion WA
WA429 Fromm Mayer-Bass LLC WA
WA431 Hops Extract Corp of America Inc WA
WA432 Wyckoff Farms Inc WA
WA434 Horst Company LLC WA
WA435 Golden Gate Hope Ranches Inc WA
WA436 John I Haas Inc WA
WA437 Landmann & Son Inc WA
WA438 Favilla Brothers Inc WA
WA440 Come on Get Hoppy WA
WA441 S S Steiner Inc WA
WA443 John I Haas Inc-Mabton (Lupo) WA
WA444 Adams View Farms WA
WA445 Oasis Farms Inc WA
WA447 Sealock, Matthew & Kenny WA
WA450 Martinez Ranch Partnership WA
WA452 Charron Farms Inc WA
WA455 C & C Hop Farms Inc WA
WA457 B T Loftus Ranches Inc WA
WA460 John I Haas-Toppenish WA
WA461 John I Haas-Mabton Farm WA
WA462 John I Haas-Wada Farm WA
WA463 John I Haas-Pettit Farm WA
WA475 Select Botanicals Group LLC WA
WA477 B T Loftus Ranches Inc WA
WA478 Tributary Hop Farms LLC WA
WI501 Gorst Valley Hops LLC WI
WI502 Bohica Hops LLC WI
WI503 St Croix Valley Hops/Deer Lake Gardens WI
WI504 2745 Hops LLC WI
WI505 Arendt’s Hop Haven WI
WI506 Leif Company LLC WI
WI507 FullyShire LLC WI
WI508 Jenny Wren WI
WI509 Railhead Farms LLC WI
WY501 NWC Farm WY

Hop Variety Codes

Hop Variety Variety Code
AzaccaTM, ADHA-483 AZA
AhtanumTM, YCR 1 AHT
Alpharoma AAR
VGXP01 Amarillo® VG1
ApolloTM APO
Aquila AQL
Banner BAN
Bitter Gold BIG
BravoTM BRO
Brewers Gold BRG
Bullion BUL
CalypsoTM CPO
Cascade CAS
Cashmere CMR
Centennial CEN
Chelan CHE
Chinook CHI
Citra®,HBC 394 CIT
Cluster CLU
Columbia CBA
Columbus CBS
Comet COM
Crystal CRY
DeltaTM DEL
DenaliTM DEN
El Dorado® ELD
Eroica ERO
Eureka!TM EUR
Experimental EXP
Fuggle FUG
Galena GAL
Glacier GLC
Golding GOL
Hallertauer HAL
HBC 366 (formerly EquinoxTM) 366
Horizon HOR
Idaho 7TM ID7
JarryloTM, ADHA-881 JAR
LemondropTM LDP
Liberty LIB
LoralTM, HBC 291 LOR
Magnum MAG
Meridian MER
Millennium MLM
Mosaic®, HBC 369 MOS
Mt. Hood MTH
Mt. Rainier MTR
Newport NWP
Northern Brewer NBR
Nugget NUG
Olympic OLC
Other OTH
Palisade®, YCR 4 PAL
PekkoTM, ADHA-871 PEK
Perle PER
Saaz SAZ
Santiam SNT
Satus®, YCR 7 SAT
Serebrianka SEK
Simcoe®, YCR 14 SIM
SonnetTM SON
Sorachi Ace SOR
Spalter SPL
Sterling STR
Strissel Spalt SSP
SummitTM SUM
Super GalenaTM SGA
Tahoma TAH
Talisman TLN
Teamaker TMK
Tettnanger TET
Tillicum TIL
Tomahawk®, F10 TOM
Topaz TPZ
TriplePearl TRP
Ultra ULT
Vanguard VAN
Warrior®, YCR 5 WAR
Willamette WIL
Yakima Gold YKG
Zeus ZEU

The BA continues to develop resource lists of hop growers and hop varieties. Brewery members, hop growers and hop merchants who know hop grower numbers or hop variety letters not listed here are invited to provide them so they can be added to this list. Please send those to chris@brewersassociation.org.

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