Hop growing in the highlands of Virginia

hop yard at andrews garden estate

Our hops are grown in two locations, Andrews Garden Estate in Strasburg and on the grounds of the historic Andrew Zirkle Mill in Forestville. Between them, the two hop yards have over 70 plants spanning 17 different varieties.

These first plantings are experimental in nature to determine which varieties were hardy enought to adapt themselves to the climate of the highlands of Virginia. Some varieties grow stoutly, while others are thinner and delicate requiring more watering and special care.

HopsfromVirginia.com is looking to expand in the coming years and is seeking investors who wish to further the cause of the craft brewer and a rebirth of a dormant industry of Virginia's past.