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You may already know that the Willamette Valley is home to world class vineyards and wineries, but did you know that this is one of the most important hops growing regions in the world?
The best way to appreciate a fine Oregon craft beverage is to try one for yourself on the farm where they grew the ingredients. This is one of the reasons why Rogue’s Hop Farm in Independence is growing into a popular local agritourism destination.
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Rogue Ales Hopyard is a 42-acre estate on the Willamette River where Rogue grows their some of their unique ingredients for their world famous beers and spirits before sending them to be brewed and distilled in the coastal town of Newport, Oregon. The crew also tends bees and grows veggies, chiles, and ingredients for their sodas and ciders. Visitors can spend a day touring their farms and brewpubs while getting a rare behind the scenes look inside their hop processing facility.
Tours are free (yes, FREE!!) and available Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm.
Rogue Farms is open year round, but the hours and days of operation change according to the season. The farm is located on 3590 Wigrich Rd. in Independence, about a 30 minute drive from downtown Salem. Please contact the Farm at (503) 838-9813 or email email@example.com to schedule a tour.