The first hydroponic greenhouse for crafter breweries and hops growers to grow year-round
Rough Brothers, Inc. (RBI) has announced the launch of HopsHouse, a single-solution greenhouse designed to optimize yields through integrated systems and precision farming. It is the first single-solution hydroponic greenhouse for year-round hops growth and harvests, anywhere from 2-5 times a year. HopsHouse will provide growers and breweries a competitive advantage, supplying a fresher and more local product- straight from the bine to the brewery.
The HopsHouse is offered in two different sizes: 30' x 60', starting at $119,495 and 30' x 180' starting at $149,495. Pricing includes necessary systems and equipment. Options to customize are available.
"The craft beer industry is growing. We saw an opportunity and we are running with it," said Tom Vezdos, RBI Vice President and Divisional Manager of Commercial Greenhouses. "The introduction of HopsHouse allows breweries and growers to be more independent. No longer will breweries and growers be at the mercy of big beer conglomerates or inclement weather."
The overall beer market is a $107.6 billion industry, according to the Brewers Association, with small and craft breweries contributing $67.8 billion to the US economy. With Anheuser-Bush's acquisition of SAB Miller International, which includes SAB Hop Farms located in South Africa, craft breweries have seen their supply completely cut off. The introduction of HopsHouse will allow breweries and growers to be more independent. A study by Hop Growers of America reported that nearly 90 million pounds of hops were harvested in 2016.
For more information, visit http://www.YourHopsHouse.com or email info(at)yourhopshouse.com.
About HopsHouse: HopsHouse is the first single-solution hydroponic hops greenhouse. It is a product line offered by Rough Brothers, Inc., the nation's largest greenhouse manufacturer.
About Rough Brothers, Inc.: Rough Brothers, Inc. was founded in 1932 as a maintenance and repair facility for greenhouses which were made out of redwood at the time. Over the last 85 years, RBI has evolved from a small workshop with a handful of employees to become the largest commercial greenhouse and garden center manufacturer in North America.