We have been established since 2016 & are fully owned & operated by the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc Nation (TteS). This initiative was born out of reintroducing hop farming to the Kamloops area.
In 1936 Harry Ord, one of the earliest Brocklehurst settlers and farmers began planting hops. The dry climate produced good results, covering 135 acres. In the 1950 -70’s Molson Breweries established hops operations in the South Thompson River.
Our operations include a farming land base of 165 acres along the North Thompson River in the TteS reserve area. We employ mainly TteS community members who have a vested interest in the land, community & Big Horn Hops success.
100% First Nations owned supplier, Big Horn Hops is well positioned to meet the needs of craft to large breweries by providing quality service and products. We are dedicated to our craft of producing and supplying quality and adding value to our customer’s beer.
Our mission is to:
Utilize tried tested & true methods of producing quality hops that are unique to our region to enhance our customer’s beer. Great Beer Begins Here
Many varietals of hops to ensure your beer is fresh and aromatic
Rapid processing and shipping to ensure your order moves out quickly
Unique methods of producing quality hops, unique to our region
Several products are grown and produced locally by our own employees
At Big Horn Hops our values begin at stewardship of our lands; in line with the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc culture.
We are caretakers and protectors of the land and what we take, we give back. There is a pride and connection that is evident in all of staff from the farm worker to the business development side of Big Horn.
- In protecting the land so that it will nurture the growth of our unique crops.
- Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc culture infused into a business farming model enhances the product.
- In respectful relationships that are collaborative and grow to long term commitments.
- In our commitment to grow quality hops & never forget our roots.
At Big Horn Hops we aim to be an integral part of the story of beer crafted by our customers. Storytelling is an important part of First Nations culture and as such we want to be a part of your story and invite you to be a part of ours. Share in our rich history and exciting future.
Our vision is as follows: