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Hop Selection

Every fall, a team from Tröegs heads to the Pacific Northwest for one of the most critical steps in brewing: hop selection. Nailing next year’s batches of Nugget Nectar, Perpetual IPA, Nimble Giant and more all starts in the hop fields.

“We go to the Yakima Valley every year to make sure we get the best hops we possibly can,” says brewmaster John Trogner. “We walk the fields, we talk to the farmers. To me, it’s the most important ingredient selection we do.”

Follow this year’s selection in mid-September on Instagram @troegsbeer, and check out last year’s trip below.

Day 1: Worth the effort

Day 2: Cascade day

Day 3: Riffing on recipes

Day 4: Tacos, sneezing and the best stinkin’ hops