Beer Quotes

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin*
"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
"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
"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
"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
- Homer Simpson
"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
"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
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
- Paul Hornung

About Us

The History

Founded in the spring of 2012, the Bluebell Hopyard is a small-scale venture for the environmentally sound cultivation of our favorite brewer’s ingredient – HOPS.

Our hops are grown on the Bowerman family farm, nestled within the rich farmlands of the Finger Lakes Region. Our hops share their home with whitetail deer, wild turkey, redtail hawks, bluebirds, and a host of other wild critters. The hop rows are situated along Ganargua Creek (AKA Mud Creek), catching full rays during the day and enveloped by thermal breezes at night.  Mud creek is best known for its springtime bloom of it native Bluebells.  Every spring folks gather to take a historic wagon ride across the creek into a patch of timber to view the beautiful indigo hue of the Bluebell bloom.

Agricultural production on the Bowerman farm dates back to the early 1900’s as a working dairy farm with crops that included corn and field grasses. To this day the dairy barns remain with a majority of acreage on the farm being cultivated with cash crop grains such as corn, wheat, and soy beans.

We have taken much care to ensure minimal environmental impact on the farm and surrounding forest habitats. We harvested local black locust trees for our trellis system and have used locally produced organic compost fertilizers to enrich the soils. The results, we hope, will be the finest hops to be found in our neck of the woods.

The Yard

Bluebell Hopyard is located in the Town of Farmington, New York. Currently the yard is approximately 2 acres consisting of seven cultivars of over 1000 hills. Our yard is dedicated to growing premium New York State hops for home brewers, nano-breweries, micro-breweries and beyond. We pride our yard as being a sustainable practice with the goal of restoring a piece of New York’s agricultural history.

Our Hops

The Bluebell Hopyard includes a mix of aroma and high alpha hops. Our cultivars include Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Glacier, Nugget, and Willamette. We are also cultivating an Heirloom Cluster hop variety we call the BH Clusters.  This heirloom hop was located and transplanted from the very farm Bluebell Hopyard was established on.  We believe this historic hop variety to have sustained the test of time from when hops were the number one cash crop in New York State.

Our Product

We offer premium freshly harvested wet and dried whole leaf hops for the brewing of regionally distinct lagers, pilsners, and specialty ales.