Beer Quotes

"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
- Paul Hornung
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin*
"When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
- George Bernard Shaw
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
- H.L. Mencken
"To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a 'support group.' Salvation in a can!"
- Leo Durocher
"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
- Homer Simpson
"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
- Dave Barry
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. think, 'It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.'"
- Babe Ruth
"Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."
- W.C. Fields

2014 Harvest Sold Out

Our 2014 hop harvest has sold out. For those interested in placing advance orders for the 2015 hop harvest, please contact Kurt at Info AT BluebellHopyard DOT com for prices and availability. Being our fourth year we are expecting a great crop of all our varieties.


Limited Amount of Hops Available

Bluebell Hopyard had a very good harvest this year, but we are almost sold out of hops.

We only have 50lbs of Nugget pellets and 33lbs whole leaf Cascade left. We also have some smaller amounts of whole leaf Cluster and Chinook available.

Harvest in August


2014 Tour & Tastings a huge success!

A big thank you to the hundreds of you who showed up to support our hopyard yesterday. It was a great success and a fun day for all involved. Special thanks to VB Brewery, ROC Brewing, Brews & Brats and to Bobby & the Einsteins who played some terrific music.

Hopyard tour crowd


Hop Tour


2014 Bluebell Hopyard Tour & Tasting


Sunday August 3rd, 2014


The Bluebell Hopyard
319 Cline Road
Victor, NY 14564

Schmidt Farm
415 County Road 8
Farmington, NY 14425

The Bluebell Hopyard - Owned and operated by Kurt Charland, Rob Potter, and Fred Armstrong.

Currently growing Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Columbus, Glacier, Nugget, Willamette, and Heirloom Cluster F’s. The 19th century Heirloom Clusters have been cultivated from the BBHY property and Valentown Museum.

Join us along with the VB Brewery, ROC Brewing Co, and Brews & Brats for our on-site hop yard tour and beer tasting event.

Event tickets at the door: $5 donation – Food, Beer Tastings, Pints and Merchandise will be available for purchase.

Live music provided by Bobby & the Einsteins.

                Learn about hops and how they grow.  Please stop by, it will make you very hoppy!

Schmidt Farm –  Owned and operated by Stephan Schmidt is currently growing four varieties of hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Willamette. Cascade & Centennial are an Aroma hop while Willamette is a Bittering hop. Chinook has both Aroma and Bittering properties. Free Tour ~ Food available for purchase by Roc City Sammich Food Truck ~ $ Beer Tastings by Abandon Brewery