Howdy Y'all! What a great time of the year down here at Hops and Heifers Farm! Leaves are a changin' colors, chill is in the air, hops are put to bed and the cows are developing their fur coats for winter. We have had a great time on the farm this past fall. Some highlights [...]
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It has been a great summer at the farm, though very dry. However, with the few storms we had the reservoirs in the mountains kept our ditch water flowing. We were able to update many of the old irrigation ditches at the farm increasing our flood irrigation efficiency. Flood irrigation as opposed to overhead sprinkles [...]
If you’re coming out to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, you definitely want to see this rodeo! We’re going to take you on a ride unlike any you’ve been on before – a bus tour of everything Oskar Blues. There are 3 days for you to choose from. Each day is offered for [...]
Greetings from the Hops and Heifers Farm! Its been a while, so I wanted to pass on a quick farm update. We have been undergoing some major infrastructural upgrades at the the farm to improve our sustainability and increase efficiency. Our upgrades include many improvements to the buildings, irrigation water distribution, animal feed handling and [...]
Spring is in full swing, and so is the farm. We’ve got new buddies runnin’ around (see the baby calves), along with goats, pigs & mama heifers. The hops are sproutin’ up, and we just got done stringin’ them so they know which way is which. Check out the pics here.
We’re gearing up for hop plantin’ 2012, but here’s a little recap from how the hops went from planted to picked in 2011… here.
Cows, pigs, goats, music, food, bikes & craft beer-in-a-can: it all added up to a 40% increase in our national sales. So, some might say 2011 was the YEAR OF THE CAN! Here’s a re-cap of our year, and a little looking-forward. A lot happened around here in 2011- we announced the opening of our [...]
Eldora Mt Resort has partnered up with the Oskar Blues Hops and Heifers Farm, offering you an honest to goodness, straight up H-and-H mogul-busting burger, a bag-o chips, and your choice of a Dale’s Pale Ale, Mama’s Little Yella Pils or Old Chub, all for just $11.75. Come by Timbers Lodge for this slope-side deal [...]
This nasty little ale is made with Crisp Maris Otter pale malt, Gambrinus Honey Malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt and dark crystal malt along with a heaping, meaty dose of Oskar Blues home smoked malt (no kidding; there’s meat in it) and generously hopped with Columbus all the way through the boil. A huge dollop [...]
In January 2011, about 30 current and perspective hop growers gathered in a barn in Paonia, Colorado. In the center of Colorado Hop country, that cold winter day, the development of the Colorado Hop Growers Association began. Last weekend, Oskar Blues Brewery and the OB Hops and Heifers Farm hosted the first annual Colorado Hop [...]