About Us


Willamette Valley Hops, LLC is a family owned and operated premium hop product distributor, established in 2008 and located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Our relationship with the Barth-Haas Group allows us to source premium hop products from Europe, Australia and the United States. Varieties most commonly include Willamette, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, and Nugget, along with specialty varieties Mosaic™, Citra®, Hüll Melon, Galaxy, Ella, Summer and Helga. With over 50 different domestic and foreign varieties in stock, Willamette Valley Hops provides quality products to brewers worldwide.   


COMPANY PARTNERS:


Bruce Wolf - Founder / CEO


Derek Wolf - COO



SALES TEAM AND STAFF: 

 

Ali Hamm - Colorado Craft Hop Sales Rep.

Ali has been working in the local hops industry since 2007.  She completed her Master's in Horticulture at Colorado State University in 2009 studying Colorado-grown hops and markets, while also teaching the laboratory portion of CSU's Brewing Science and Technology course.  Next she attended the MBAA Brewing and Malting Science school in Madison, WI, where she passed the IBD Master Brewer's Certificate exam.  Prior to joining WVH's sales force, she worked 2 years in a tissue culture laboratory, propagating and selling hops starter plants to local hop farms.  Ali is deeply committed to helping hop farmers thrive, while helping craft brewers get the best quality hops at a sustainable price.


Phillip Sherman - California Craft Hop Sales Rep.

Phillip is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento. He brings to Willamette Valley Hops almost 10 years of sales experience in varying fields. His father and grandmother grew up spending the summers working on the family hop farm in St. Paul, Oregon so you know he learned from the best.


Paul M. Allard - East Coast Craft Hop Sales Rep.

Paul joined Willamette Valley Hops in 2009, bringing with him a passion for hops and craft brewing developed over the past several decades. He blends his experience developed from collaborating with many craft brewers, and his analytical and project management background, to streamline the process of helping startup and established breweries fulfill their hop sourcing needs. His primary roles are to aid craft brewers with all aspects of hop selection and procurement, sensory analysis, and recipe optimization. Customer service and satisfaction are his highest priorities.


Dave Fleming - Oregon/Wshington Craft Hop Sales Rep.


Eric Bougie - Canada Craft Hop Sales Rep.