In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower. More info here.

Brewing a Watershed Revolution featured

Zach BaitingerNew Belgium
Julia Person, Joe CaseyWidmer Brothers
Christian EttingerHopworks
Cam O’ConnerDeschutes Brewery

This grower and brewer-oriented session included an overview of the requirements for hop certification on the farm as well as benefits for growers in transitioning to Salmon-Safe practices.