The northern hemisphere harvest is happening right now. 2017 Hops have been picked from their bines, and are getting packaged up and sent out to contracted brewers around the world.
As a small craft brewery it can be really tricky to decide whether to contract or not, for which varieties, and over what time period. We'll be writing a number of posts over the coming months to help you make an informed decision.
For those who aren't aware, we recommend a great place to start is to take a look at the Barth Haas 2016/2017 Report. Haas are one of the largest hop brokerages in the world, and compile this detailed report on a yearly basis. If you're into the numbers, this is a great source of data to help you make a more informed decision: Baarth Haas Report 16/17