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Cascade Hop Profile
This is the hop that made hops famous. It single-handedly defined the American Pale Ale style. Cascade is bursting with zesty grapefruit flavor and aroma from the high levels of myrcene oil. It lends a pleasant and balanced bitter, but is ideally used in late hop additions to maximize that bright flavour and aroma. The bright citrus is backed by some soft floral and spice, which rounds out the profile. Brewing with fresh leaf from this iconic hop is a real treat.
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!