Based in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, we are focused on the production and processing of hops for use in brewing beer. The companies are owned by Bruce and Annette Wiles and include:
Midwest Hop Producers, LLC
Focus areas include harvesting, drying, milling, pelletizing and the sale of both domestic and international hops to brewers. Plans also consist of building a commercial hops production and processing facility, developing new hop varieties conducive to the Midwest growing region and partnering with the University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Nebraska Hop Yards, LLC
In May 2015, the company planted a three acre test plot with 288 poles that support 2,145 plants in 22 different hop varieties for research and development purposes. The initial site is located at the old Plattsmouth Country Club in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Additional hop acres are currently under construction in Cass County, Nebraska with the goal of establishing a total of 130 production acres by 2018. Nebraska Hop Yards is the largest family owned Hop Farm in Nebraska.
Midwest Hop Yard Supplies, LLC
The company is developing a mobile hop harvester and dryer for use by small hop yards (one to five acres). In addition, this company will source the supplies and materials needed for the establishment and maintenance of hop yard trellis systems. The company will provide consulting services to assist hop growers with nutrient, pest and disease management needs.
The Hop Yard, LLC
This facility is scheduled to open in early 2017, located onsite at Nebraska Hop Yards, LLC and Midwest Hop Producers, LLC production facility. The Tap Room will cater to clientele that desire great local craft beers.