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 keepContinue reading “Where we’re at”

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 bodyContinue reading “A Trying Week”


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,Continue reading “Sharing “


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 familyContinue reading “Outtakes. “

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 isContinue reading “The Spring ’16 Olson & Son Hopyard T-shirts”

The way to start a vacation 

Last year, my brother Phil, brought me a four pack of Off Color Brewing’s Apex Predator with him from Chicago and I fell in love. This week I saw it on the shelf at Campus Fine Wines in Providence. A perfect way to celebrate the fact that I don’t have to go back to workContinue reading “The way to start a vacation “