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Hops and Heifers Farm is FALLin’ into Winter

Howdy Y'all! What a great time of the year down here at Hops and Heifers Farm! Leaves are a changin' colors, chill is in the air, hops are put to bed and the cows are developing their fur coats for winter.  We have had a great time on the farm this past fall. Some highlights […]


Fresh Hops Galore! Hops & Heifers Farm Update

It has been a great summer at the farm, though very dry. However, with the few storms we had the reservoirs in the mountains kept our ditch water flowing.  We were able to update many of the old irrigation ditches at the farm increasing our flood irrigation efficiency.  Flood irrigation as opposed to overhead sprinkles […]

The Darkness is Coming – Awaken, Ten FIDY

Once a year this happens. The darkness rolls in, and consumes all of Oskar Blues. The sticky, sweetness can be found hanging around the brewery. The alcohol finds its way into all of the nooks and crannies. And the hops spread over everything to make sure the malt and booziness don’t get out of hand.This […]


High above the HOPS and Heifers!

Greetings from the Hops and Heifers Farm! Its been a while, so I wanted to pass on a quick farm update. We have been undergoing some major infrastructural upgrades at the the farm to improve our sustainability and increase efficiency. Our upgrades include many improvements to the buildings, irrigation water distribution, animal feed handling and […]

For the Love of Hops 2011

We’re gearing up for hop plantin’ 2012, but here’s a little recap from how the hops went from planted to picked in 2011… here.


Oskar Blues 2011 CANdimonium

Cows, pigs, goats, music, food, bikes & craft beer-in-a-can: it all added up to a 40% increase in our national sales. So, some might say 2011 was the YEAR OF THE CAN! Here’s a re-cap of our year, and a little looking-forward. A lot happened around here in 2011- we announced the opening of our […]

Hump Day Hops & Heifers Hoedown w/ Live Music from Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams

Hump Day Hops & Heifers Hoedown with Live Music from Halden Wofford & the Hi Beams Wednesday, 9/28 5-10pm Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, Lyons, CO Join us at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew in Lyons for tasty beers, including fresh-hopped specialties made with hops from our farm and other rarities, enjoy our farm-to-table Hops […]


Oskar Blues Creates HGH

HGH (Home Grown Hops) is an 8% ABV and 70 IBU Strong Ale juice with hops locally grown at Oskar Blues Hops & Heifers Farm. Our home grown, high-potency, home-run hitter is dry-hopped with Amarillo hops and then finished with a dose of Nugget & Centennial dry hopping. This farm-raised strong ale injects more HGH […]

HGH : Home Grown Hops

Hop harvest for 2011 is behind us, and we were very pleased with the cone development and yield for the first year.  First year hops are  sometimes not harvested because of their inconsistency.  We hand selected the best cones and had them analyzed by two independent labs for Alpha and Beta acid content plus HSI (hop Storage Index).   This is […]


Hops and Heifers Hop Bines take over Tasty Weasel

Wow – We had a blast on Friday enjoying the Fah-Cup (Farm to Cup) Ferkin.  I truly could not believe how great  the Gubna, Dales Blend tasted.   Fresh hopped 25 minutes after picking with Willamette, (an aroma hop, that is one of the most widely grown hops in the US) on Wednesday and served Friday.  It perfectly added a sweet fresh […]

Hops and Heifers Cows LOVE their new Grass

An important step in the system for healthy cows is fresh pasture.  Integrating a pasture rotation program, cows receive their nutrition and previously pastured grass gets a chance to grow back.  It is a cool experience to see the cows as they head out on a new pasture.  They first walk as a heard around the fence line happily chomping mouthfuls as […]