We know that finding the right hop for your beer isn't always an easy process and can result in a lot of questions. As such, the information below is designed to help provide answers and ensure your order experience goes as smoothly as possible. If after looking through the most frequently answered questions you still haven't found what you need, please don't hesitate to reach out and contact a member of our staff.
We're happy to help in any way that we can.
Please keep in mind, spot.ychhops.com is currently limited to commercial breweries in the United States. If your brewery is located outside of the United States, please contact a member of our YCH HOPS Sales Team. Home brew retailers, please contact Brewcraft USA or LD Carlson Company. Packaging size, price and availability may vary.
We thank you for understanding that spot.ychhops.com has been established to process spot orders on a pay-and-take format. Completed orders with ship as is and cannot be combined with any other shipment. If you have specific needs, please contact our team to arrange future spot orders as needed.
The pellet production process increases storage stability. Hop pellets stored in low-oxygen, temperature-controlled environments degrade at a slow, gradual rate, and are very stable. Lots from 2012 or prior have been sampled using current production standards and have been analyzed by YCH's lab and sensory teams to ensure all quantitative and qualitative characteristics are intact.
No. Spot hop purchases are available to any commercial brewing customer in North America. If you are a YCH HOPS customer, we do require that:
Spot hop purchases are currently offered with credit card terms only.
Spot availability is limited and subject to change. As a result, we cannot guarantee that all varieties will be available, or for how long. To view a complete list of our current inventory, click here.
No. Due to the agricultural nature of hops, we cannot guarantee that additional stock will become available. If there is a variety you are interested in that is currently out-of-stock, we encourage you to check back periodically to see if availability has changed. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with current promotions or announcements.
All sales are per pack type. While there is no minimum order quantity, the smallest unit available is 11 lb (5 kilo).
Please allow 1-2 business days for order processing. A confirmation e-mail will be provided for all spot availability orders once shipping is complete.
Unfortunately, no. All spot sales will be processed and shipped within 1-2 business days. If you are looking for future availability, we encourage you to speak with a member of the YCH HOPS sales team about hop contracting.
Yes, expedited shipping options are available during checkout. Please allow 1-2 business days for order processing in addition to shipping time-in-transit.
YCH HOPS' spot availability purchases will be shipped from Washington State, primarily postal code 98902. To view UPS' time-in-transit map, click here.
All sales on spot.ychhops.com are final. Purchased hops are not eligible for return, refund or exchange. To view the complete policy, click here.
We would love to work with you to fulfill your hop needs for many years to come. If you are new to YCH HOPS and are interested in establishing a hop contract, please visit our "New Account Request" page on ychhops.com.
Please note, in order to service breweries of all sizes, YCH HOPS has established a strategic market segmentation partnership with The Country Malt Group based on annual production per region, as outlined below.
If you are a brewery within the United State producing more than these provided thresholds, please continue to ychhops.com to fill out the New Account Request Form. A member of the YCH HOPS sales team will then be in contact to help walk you through the contracting process.
Current crop year hops will be released for sale after production is complete. Typically this is around the beginning of the calendar year depending on variety and availability.
Complete Certificate of Analysis information is available online via the YCH HOPS Lot Analysis Lookup tool. Once there, enter the lot number(s) from your recent purchase and click "Show Analysis." Results can be downloaded for easy recipe inclusion or printed for your records.
YCH HOPS was formed in 2014 when Yakima Chief, Inc. and Hopunion LLC combined operations. As a result, some previous crop year inventory may be branded as Yakima Chief, Inc. or Hopunion LLC.
All product will be shipped as is.
Spot hop purchases are available to any commercial licensed brewery in the United States. If you are currently contracted with YCH HOPS, we do require that: