Highland HopYard Centennial Hop Rhizome
Centennial Hop Profile
Centennial has become one of the most well-respected hops since being released in 1990. Centennial, named after the centennial anniversary of Washington state, is incredibly well-rounded and useful for bittering, flavor, aroma, and dry-hopping. It quickly developed the nickname Super Cascade for its vibrant citrus and soft pine characteristics. Centennial is the featured hop in legendary IPAs such as Russian River's Pliny the Elder, Founders' Centennial IPA, and Bell's Two Hearted Ale.
Highland Hop Yard’s History
Co-founders, Steve Ormsby and Will Dempster have known each other their entire lives. Growing up in Meaford, ON., the two developed an affinity for their small community and an appreciation for local collaboration. After spending the better part of a decade living and working abroad, we reconnected in 2013 with the ambition of creating a project that would return them to their routes and positively impact their childhood community. Enter Highland Hop Yard (HHY).
Built on nineteen acres of pristine farmland that has been in the Ormsby family for six generations, HHY was incorporated in 2015 and a four-acre trellis system was established. In the spring of 2016 a total of 3000 Cascade, Chinook and Centennial field grade plants will take root. It is Steve and Will’s hope that these plants, along with their future expansions, will contribute to some of Ontario’s finest brews for people across the province to enjoy!