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 “

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 medicalContinue reading “Join the Team with your own Hopyard T-shirt”


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”