Growing Beer With A Bite
We’re going through a bunch of growth spurts this year at Rogue Farms Hopyard. More pumpkins, more rye and a new variety of hops called Yaquina.
So why not our jalapeños? If you like beer and booze with a bite, we’ve got some news for you.
Western Oregon is not the kind of place you normally associate with spicy food. But jalapeño peppers grow very well here. We found that out when we planted an experimental patch last summer.
This year we’re aiming for a real crop. 240 jalapeño plants that we hope to harvest, smoke and use in upcoming batches of Chipotle Ale and Chipotle Spirits.
Pepper planting time is in June. Harvest will depend on nature and how the crop is doing. No sense in rushing things.