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June / July 2016

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About Loftus Ranches & Hop Union

B.T. Loftus Ranches Inc.

B.T. Loftus Ranches Inc. is one of the Yakima Valley's longest running hop farms. In 1920, the Loftus family moved to Moxee, Washington in pursuit of work on the railroad and began farming a variety of crops and livestock. With the end of the Prohibition era, B.T. and Leota Loftus planted the family's first hop field in 1932. Today, Loftus Ranches is owned and operated by third generation hop growers Mike and Cheryl (Hanses) Smith. The fourth generation of the family to grow hops is represented by their oldest son, Patrick, who joined the business in 2008. Loftus Ranches has ownership in Select Botanicals Group and the Hop Breeding Company. The farm has significant acreage planted of Simcoe®, Citra®, Palisade®, Mosaic®, Warrior® and Tomahawk® in addition to several experimental hop varieties. Loftus Ranches is one of the largest growers for the craft beer industry, valuing quality, sustainability and innovation. They are dedicated to their craft and look forward to growing varieties that meet the needs of microbrewers for many years to come.

Hopunion LLC

At Hopunion LLC, we are committed to supplying the craft beer and homebrew industry with premium hops and hop products. We have established a tradition of excellence and quality over the past 25 years, sourcing more than 80 hop varieties from the finest hop growing regions in the world. Our hop growers are pioneers in the industry and take great pride in supplying premium hops for premium craft beers. They offer more than 1,000 years of collective growing experience and continuously work to develop new hop varieties that meet the unique needs of artisan brewers. With every package of Hopunion hops, experience the sustainability you expect, the quality you trust, and the premium hops you deserve.