Join the hopyard team! 

Join the Olson & Son Hopyard team with the second annual springtime hopyard tee. Designed by my wife and Liam’s mom, these Gildan cotton tees are locally printed just 5 miles away from the hopyard here in East Providence Rhode Island. Click here for our online shop. Shirts available in adult sizes from Sm to…

A New Start?

Hello! If you are here for the first time because of the DRAFT Magazine article (and since I never really used this space very much before, you probably are) welcome! We’re happy your here. Thank you. If you’ve read said article, then you know the broad strokes of our story. It’s a long story, it…

Happy New Year . 

. Happy New Year from us all at Olson & Son Hopyard. Apart from an illness that had me in the hospital for harvest, 2016 was an incredible year and a huge step forward for the hopyard, and we’ve got plenty of reasons to believe that 2017 will yield bigger and better results. Thank you…

Commitment 

So this happened tonight.  We’ve been through a lot in 2016, but in so many different ways most of what we’ve been through this year has simply reaffirmed our resolve in turning our crazy little hopyard into something bigger. Something that gives us stability, that shows our roots, something – to give us hope.  This…

Where we’re at

These silly Chinooks. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather lately, the hops think it’s spring! Sprouting rhizome growth while I’m trying to put them to to bed for the winter.  Let’s be honest, as much as I’d like to change this, the only internet presence of the Olson & Son Hopyard exists on Instagram. I keep…

Welcome!!

Hello and welcome to the Olson & Son Hopyard website. If you are visiting thanks to the recent Rhode Island Monthly Magazine article ( which can be read here) please have a look around and follow us for more updates throughout the fall.  Some recent health issues have slightly delayed the opening of our online…

A Trying Week

The hopyard exploded this week. Burrs exploded into three inch long cones. First year bines all of a sudden completely covered in bursts of burrs. And despite getting some camera time a few nights ago, I missed it.  A bummer for sure, and tonight I am exhausted and frazzled but I can get my body…

Sharing 

Now that this post is done,and out of the way, we can get into what this blog was meant for — sharing our story. Along with hopyard news and announcements on new products or sales, we’ll be sharing anecdotes about the growing season, thoughts on beers and beer culture, recipes from pickles to pale ales,…

Join the Team with your own Hopyard T-shirt

  The 2016 Limited Edition Olson & Son Hopyard Logo T-shirt Sale is now live! Click the photo or this link for details. If you already have enough T-shirts, please feel free to share the link or this post to all your friends. Proceeds will be used help offset the continued costs of Liam’s medical…

Outtakes. 

An outtake from tonight’s selfie session (I have a tripod and remote control for my  old Nikon, and haven’t used either in years), to try and get a photo for the new t-shirts.  Karin wanted to be driving the truck.  Yes,  we are absolutely crazy, but I think these last few are the best family…

The Spring ’16 Olson & Son Hopyard T-shirts

The Spring 2016 Olson & Son Hopyard T-shirts are in and I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out. Yes, I selected the colors because of our new Hopyard truck, and yes, we are crazy enough to ramp Liam’s wheelchair into the truck bed solely in order to take this picture. Liam’s shirt is…