Hop harvest time at Sierra Nevada

Aug 13, 2015 3:34 PM by News Staff

For the last two days crews at Sierra Nevada have been busy harvesting their four acres hop field off of Hagan Lane in Chico.

After harvesting the plants will be put into Sierra Nevada’s Estate Ale, and will give the beer a bit of bitter taste.

Sierra Nevada Ag Manager Lau Ackerman says this is a fantastic time of year for the company, “all your labor goes into it and then you get to pull it down and see how you did, and I think the quality is pretty good this year”.

Lau says drought conditions have led to an early harvest for barley this year, but haven’t affected the hops.


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