Knutzen Farms is a sixth-generation family owned and operated business in the Skagit Valley, known widely for their potatoes. Like many area farms, the Knutzens have utilized barley as a rotational crop, and have recently found a market for their grain through the help of Skagit Valley Malting.
This harvest of Fritz barley was completed in 2019 however it was malted in September 2021, displaying characteristic pilsner malt character with a light, crackery base with a touch of green grass/fresh floral notes.
Fritz is a Washington State University developed barley. Originally conceived for dry-land farming on the east side of Washington, trials on the West Side found that it grows plumper and has more flavor on the west side of the state. The goal for breeding this barley was to reduce the Proanthocyanidin levels that contribute chill haze and permanent haze to beers. This goal was achieved and the malt can help brew clearer beers. Great for all styles of beers, especially those where clarity is important
Roy Farms in Moxee, WA is a family owned and operated farm that has more than a century’s experience in growing world-class hops and fruit in the Yakima Valley. Through more than 113 hop harvests, their expertise in growing and harvesting the best quality hops that brewers like us crave. Their motto is NO PEOPLE. NO FARMS. NO BEER.
Strata Hops - aka X-331 - emerged from the Indie Hops breeding program. It was first developed in 2009, but only saw commercial release in 2018. Strata is the progeny of an open pollinated Perle located at an Oregon State University experimental field in Corvallis, Oregon. Strong disease resistance, a vigorous growth habit, and hypnotic layers of flavor have launched Strata into the top echelon of craft IPA hops.
Indie Hops describes the flavors of Strata as having notes of passionfruit, melon, strawberry, grapefruit, rock concert cannabis and dried chili peppers. What do you taste?
Roy Farms is the exclusive Washington State grower of Strata and is continuing to expand acreage to meet demand from brewers and customers alike.