Beer Quotes

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
- Benjamin Franklin*
"Beer: helping ugly people have sex since 3000 B.C."
- W.C. Fields
"To some it's a six-pack, to me it's a 'support group.' Salvation in a can!"
- Leo Durocher
"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
"Beer: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
- Homer Simpson
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
- Paul Hornung
"24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not."
- H.L. Mencken
"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
"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 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

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



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

Rochester Real Beer Week

Rochester Real Beer Week is coming up June 13-22, 2014!  Go on out to the South Wedge to taste some great craft beers.  Find out more at

Bluebell Hopyard gets some kudos in the event directory. Read the article by Mark Tichenor by clicking below:


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