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Most of Central Oregon is covered in lava, either above or below ground. And one of the worst places for underground lava rock is near Smith Rock State Park. Our brewery lies less than 2 miles from the magnificent geological features, and rock removal has been a pain in our arse since we started building the hop farm trellis back in 2014.

Today we brought out a demolition and explosives expert to make quick work of the rock in the alpaca pen where we need to install a septic tank. This is part of our plan to capture all brewing waste and apply it to our multiple compost piles that eventually are used on our 900 hop plants. One big circle.