YouTube video 16.06.2021 Graham Gamache talks to Faram’s MD Paul Corbett about his farm in Toppenish WA and hop varieties including the peculiarities of Cashmere.
We’ve been hop suppliers in the UK for over 150 years, so we’ve got a lot of hop history. Charles Faram Hop Merchants and Factors has a large range of hop varieties available from stock in both vacuum packed leaf hops and Type 90 (T90) pellets.
Experiencing rapid growth, our USA branch looks to meet all of the same high standards our UK office has become known for.
Varieties come from the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, New Zealand and the USA. Faram’s provides an artist’s palette of flavours to create every type and style of beer from the traditional varieties to exciting new developmental varieties from Faram’s own breeding and development programme. Our own varieties include Archer®, Godiva™, Harlequin™, Jester®, Minstrel®, Mystic® and Olicana®.
While hops are certainly our specialty we also carry a wide range of craft European malts through Boortmalt and brewing supplies through Murphy & Son. We aim to satisfy any need a brewer may have!
At Charles Faram we can help you with brewing technical advice and variety recommendations
Our main office is conveniently located in the brewer’s paradise that is Portland OR while our cold store warehouse is in the US hop capital, Yakima WA
We’ve come a long way since the standard three hop varieties on offer and the base in the old hop market in Worcester city centre. Hop picking has become more mechanised and brewery numbers all over the world have increased dramatically. Tastes and trends have changed, and so too have the hops. Check out our hop development page to find out the commitment that the industry is making to ensure that we can help brewers to create great beer.