Straight from the freshest warehouse in Portland and just in time for the 2021 harvest, Adam Moses of Yakima Chief Hops joins the show! Adam is Noah's sale rep for YCH, a "grower-owned global hop supplier" that BBB gets the majority of its hop volume from each year. The conversation tries to demystify the Wonka-esque and (arguably) the most complex link in beer's supply chain link; really emphasizes the "grower-owned" aspect of the company, its structure, and overall ethos; and breaks down the immense time barrier that prevents growers from relying on quick, trend-chasing pivots Adam also breaks down an entirely new (and for Noah, extremely exciting) process YCH has developed -- in efforts to capture the notoriously mercurial character of wet hops, they have begun cryogenically flash freezes the freshly-picked cones directly after harvest (stay tuned for BBB's results in the next few months). Lastly, Adam quells Noah's fears that hops will one day become an unrecognizable product. Exciting, yet wholesome, times await. ............ ................. Music: "Mountain Climb" by Jake Hill
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