Well, the mixture of the rain and hot weather has the Cascades ahead of schedule this year. We are planning on picking the 30 or so Cascade plants we have out at Sulphur Creek Farms in Bells Bend this coming Tuesday, July 30th, during their weekly potluck night. It's a fun time, and if you would like to volunteer to help, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. It's a great time, with plenty of cold beers to help with the picking. We normally chop down the vines, spread them out on a big table, and hand-pick the hop cones during plenty of conversation and cold brews.
Once we have the mystery hops picked, we should have enough to brew a full big 40 bbl batch this year, and to get bombers of the beer out in stores this year!