Looking for high quality locally grown hops?

Interested in having your craft beverage that features Pennings hops On Tap at the Pub and in the Beer Garden at Pennings Farm Market and in the tap room at Pennings Farm Cidery, then hop to it email: penningscidery@gmail.com or call: 845-987-9922.

Hop Yard

New York State Hops

Nestled just above the apple orchard is the newest addition to Pennings Farm, our one acre hop yard. As a part of the New York State hop revival, the Pennings Farm hop yard was within the first 50 acres of farmland dedicated to growing hops. Now the state boasts more than 500 acres of these aroma-filled hop bines!

Our Five Hop Varieties

Our five hop varieties include Brewer’s Gold, Cascade, Mt. Hood, Nugget and Willamette. We focus on quality aromatic hops that we grow for regional brewers and for use in our farm-produced hard ciders, made and served at Pennings Farm Cidery and in our Pub and Beer Gardens.

Look for our hops in many locally crafted beers and hard ciders:

• Glenmere Brewing: Wild Thyme Farmhouse and Pennings Brown Ale
• Butternuts Beer & Ale: Pennings Hop Punch IPA, Pennings White IPA and Pennings Hopyard IPL (now available in cans)
• Troegs Brewing: Pennings Scratch Pale Ale
• Doc’s Draft Dry Hopped Cider
• Pennings Farm Cidery Honey Hopped hard cider.

Hop Descriptions:

As the result of an open pollination with Wild Manitoba hops back in 1919, Brewers Gold hops are said to be dual purpose, but really work best as a bittering hop. A mild aroma of blackberry, currant, and a little spice can add a unique touch to darker brews like Imperial Stouts. An alpha acid range of about 6% to 10% makes the Brewers Gold hop a versatile bittering hop for your favorite brew.

Cascade Hops:
The popular Cascade hop was first developed by the U.S.D.A. around 1972 in Oregon and has given life to the same varietal from other regions such as New Zealand and Argentina. All Cascade hops have the same essential traits but are influenced by the region they are grown in. Dual purpose applications and wide accessibility makes the Cascade hop the most commonly used varietal in home and commercial craft brews. With an alpha acid range of 4.5% to 7% and a fruity, citrus aroma with spicy notes, Cascade brightens-up IPAs, APAs, and other American Ales.

Mt. Hood Hops:
This American aroma hop is a triploid seedling of Hallertau Mittelfruh and half-sister to Ultra, Liberty and Crystal hops, released in Oregon in 1989. This lineage creates a wonderfully aromatic combination of mild herbs and floral with a hint of citrus. An alpha acid range of 4% to 8% lets the mild flavors and aromas come through in beer styles like English ales, bocks, and even stouts.

Nugget Hops:
Bred from Brewer’s Gold and a high alpha male, this American Hop was released in 1982 and has become increasingly popular. Though Nugget was first believed to be only a bittering hop, it is now generally accepted as a dual purpose brewing ingredient. This is due to Nugget’s very pleasant aroma of spice, herbs and soft notes of peach and pear that come through due to high oil levels in the hop. An alpha acid range from about 12% to 14.5% allows for a strong bittering quality that shines in brews like IPAs, barley wines, and ESBs.

Willamette Hops:
A triploid seedling of the English Fuggle variety, Willamette is the most widely grown hop in the U.S., originally released from the USDA Breeding Program in 1976. Somewhere between English and American, the aroma of Willamette hops is its main application in brewing. Slightly spicy with floral and fruity notes, Willamette can be utilized in just about any beer style, but is commonly used in English Ales, Golden Ales, and Brown Ales. Willamette pairs rather well with numerous other hop varietals, often times bringing out and complementing their aromas.