Every Year, Full Sail Brewing gathers up a large group of people for a trip to a local, Willamette Valley hop farm. Sodbuster Farms has long been one of Full Sail’s farming partners. The trip is always a blast as it’s composed of retailers, bartenders, wholesalers, and beer writers. There’s plenty of Full Sail beer to enjoy and great Barbecue to eat. It’s also a chance to visit one of the farms that provides ingredients to our beers. Most Americans are very separated from the source of their food and drink. This gives beer lovers an opportunity to reconnect the product they drink with the hard-working people who grow the ingredients from the earth. (These photographs were taken on the 2012 trip).
Hop Harvest in Motion
Stopping the Motion
I’d like to extend a special thanks to Full Sail Brewing for creating this wonderful event and to Sodbuster Farms for hosting a bunch of beer lovers. If you get a chance to go on this trip, or one similar near your home, take it. Besides it being fun, it’s wonderful to be able to connect the product you love with those who help make it possible. This event, and events like it, brings the full chain into one place: Farmer, Brewer, Wholesaler, Retailer, Consumer.