John I. Haas is a leading hops supplier in North America. Their Yakima Valley operation houses a breeding lab, experimental brewery and a spirit for innovation in a rapidly changing American pallet for craft beers. Haas is the big dog in the valley, which accounts for a third of the hops produced worldwide and three-quarters of what’s used in the US.
It is so rare to have a critical ingredient producer willing to create a laboratory producing end product from the crop they innovate and curate. The brewery in the hop house is testament to the commitment Haas has to the evolution of the craft beer culture in this country and around the planet. Good news for beer aficionados. A great motivation to make the trip to Yakima to visit the source. Get a leg-up on what’s trending in the industry. Experience the underpinnings of what makes craft beer exceptional in the brewing universe. Haas is a must stop while plying the Yakima Valley. Make it one of your first.