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The Belching Beaver Crowned Alpha King 2014

10/3/2014 | By Yakima Chief - Hopunion LLC

After consecutive wins in 2012 and 2013, Kirk McHale’s Alpha King Challenge reign ended as newcomer The Belching Beaver Brewery knocked out the competition with their first Alpha King entry. Brewing out of Vista, California, Belching Beaver’s Pound Town Triple IPA hoisted the crown above the field of 128 hop forward entries, representing more than 90 commercial craft breweries.

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Yakima Chief, Inc. and Hopunion LLC to Combine Operations

8/1/2014 | By Yakima Chief - Hopunion LLC

Yakima Chief, Inc. of Sunnyside, WA and Hopunion LLC of Yakima, WA announced today that the companies are combining their worldwide operations under a new parent company, Yakima Chief-Hopunion LLC (“YCH”). YCH will acquire the equity and assets of both companies and related entities, effective July 31, 2014.

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Brulotte Farms Wins Cascade Cup

1/22/2014 | By Hopunion LLC

The Hop Quality Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and development of best practices for hop cultivation and processing, has announced Brulotte Farms of Toppenish, WA as the 2013 harvest, Cascade Cup winner. The Cascade Cup is an annual award honoring hop growers whose Cascade hops demonstrate excellence in quality.

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Melvin Brewing Company Wins Alpha King

10/11/2013 | By Hopunion LLC

Congratulations to Kirk McHale of Melvin Brewing Company/Thai Me Up Restaurant for claiming the 2013 Alpha King Crown!

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Crop Update: Spring 2013

5/28/2013 | By Hopunion LLC

Weather in the Pacific Northwest has started out a bit cooler than normal this spring. This follows a winter that deposited a slightly above-average snow pack in Washington and slightly below in Oregon, which should provide adequate water throughout the growing season.

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Hopunion Launches Revamped HopGear Website

4/9/2013 | By Hopunion LLC

Hopunion is thrilled to announce the launch of their sister company HopGear’s updated website, located at the same address,

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Hopunion Earns Kosher Certification

1/7/2013 | By Hopunion LLC

In keeping with a tradition of innovation and excellence, Hopunion is proud to become 100% kosher certified. We recognize that beer drinkers and brewers come from all walks of life, and providing hops to those who maintain kosher diets is important to us.

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Hopunion Installs New High Capacity Mill

8/1/2012 | By Hopunion LLC

Hopunion LLC of Yakima, WA is pleased to announce the installation of a new, high capacity pellet mill. Beginning harvest 2012, all Hopunion hop pellets will be produced through the new pellet mill and available to ship earlier than ever before.

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Hopunion to Produce Zythos in 2012

2/15/2012 | By Hopunion LLC

Back by popular demand, Hopunion LLC is proud to announce Zythos™ will be produced, and available for contracting for the 2012 crop and beyond. With creative brewing styles and demand for our most popular proprietary varieties continuing to grow at unprecedented rates, it is increasingly important for Hopunion to provide valuable brewing solutions that meet the craft brewer’s immediate needs. As a result, Hopunion is continually working with growers to increase production, in addition to supplying customized IPA and Pale Ale style pellet blends.

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