Hopping


 


















(Above)
A Ballantine-contracted Hop
Field.  The company had
growers in California, Oregon
and Washington.  Earlier in the
post-Prohibition era, they still
bought some New York State
hops, before that state's hop
industry eventually died out.

Ballantine claimed to have
pioneered contracting with
individual hop farmers
in order to assure consistent
hop quality.

 


 




 

 

 

 


(Above)
Ballantine's refrigerated hop
storage area in Newark, with a
capacity of 1.5 million pounds.

 








 




















 

 

 

(Below) Adding whole flower hops to the beer kettles at Newark in the 1960's.