CLS Farms works with 23 licensed growers to ensure you have the highest quality of hops for your beer.
Our partner growers
Favilla Brothers Inc
Lenseigne Farms Inc
Leo Gasseling & Sons Inc
GTB AG Services LLC
Puterbaugh Hop Farms, LLC
Shinn & Son Inc
Wenas Hop Company
Oasis Farms Inc
Deruyter Properties, L.P.
Jackson Hop Farm
Crosby Hop Farm
Flathead Valley Hops
Hop Head Farms
CLS Farms works with its 23 partner growers so you only brew with the highest quality El Dorado® hops. This hop is a high yield performer but requires a higher string density than conventional varieties to build a larger vine structure. Strong attention to fertility is also required to achieve proper vine structure.
Active water management is needed because El Dorado® can be sensitive to over-irrigation. Disease and pest wise, El Dorado® is moderately susceptible to powdery mildew but controllable. To ensure global availability of El Dorado® hops, there is a strong focus on being compliant with the European Union Maximum Residue Levels (MRL) for crop protection tools.
In 2021, the El Dorado® Grower Guide was created to provide a set of standards to maintain quality among all growers. You can read it here.
El Dorado® hops elicit different aromas dependent on maturity and harvest window. Partner growers are supplied with a detailed harvest time frame and work with CLS Farms staff to monitor peak ripeness. A decade of sensory work with brewers and growers has given us a deep understanding of when to harvest El Dorado®.
Aroma Notes: citrusy, brighter
Aroma notes: melon/watermelon, pear
Aroma Notes: stone fruit, tropical,
hard candy, cherry, deeper
The el dorado hop guarantee
Our quality assurance program FlavorEdge™ gives growers specific guidelines on drying, conditioning, and baling El Dorado®. As part of the grower licensing agreement, growers are required to adhere to the following guidelines:
Kiln Bed Depth: Laid 28” to 30” deep Drying: Lower temperature rate of 125ºF to 130ºF Air: Use the highest air velocity allowable by kiln bed weight Conditioning: A minimum of 12-hours cooling time before baling
These guidelines help to ensure that El Dorado® hops remain uniform across the production spectrum for dealers and brewers.
El Dorado Hops
Purchase from over 18 dealers, from anywhere in the world