Veterans Hop Blend
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About Veterans Blend
Each year, Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a global hop supplier for the brewing community, collaborates with military Veteran brewers across the country to select a new hop blend recipe for their annual Veterans Blend. This hop blend supports and celebrates US military Veterans while collaborating with brewers to create something bigger than beer.
Listen and Learn More on The BrewDeck Podcast
On Season 3 Episode 12 of The BrewDeck Podcast, we sat down with Chelsey Simoni of HunterSeven Foundation and Brianna Vaughn of Yakima Chief Hops to talk about the 5th annual blend, how it was selected, and the outstanding benefits of the proceeds raised by it. Tune in to learn more about the beneficiary of this year’s blend, HunterSeven Foundation, a non-profit organization that specializes in medical research and education surrounding Veteran illnesses that arise from potential toxic exposures.
On Season 4 Episode 16 of The BrewDeck Podcast, we’re joined by Bill Ivey and Dianne Travers from Homes for our Troops, plus Tony Doyle, Retired Sergeant and recipient of a HFOT home. They explain how the process works and how their program helps veterans regain some of their independence and rebuild their lives. Then, we connect with Devon Hamilton and Dalton “Quattro” Wilson from Certified Veteran-Owned, Paradox Brewery. They share how Paradox supports the veteran community through beers, collabs, and events. Additionally, they give us a sneak peek at what they might brew with this year’s blend!