Winners are chosen based on the judged criteria of blind samples. Samples are scored for their aroma, brewer’s value, and lab metrics relative to the standard.


The 2019 Chinook Cup winners are:

  1. Top Hops Farm
  2. Egypt Valley Hopyards
  3. High Five Hop Farm

The 2019 Wild Card division winners are:

  1. Two Track Farms (Traverse 1)
  2. Dr. Hops (Comet)
  3. Strasburg Farms (Mystique)

The 2019 Expert Judges include:


The 2018 Chinook Cup winners are:

  1. Top Hops Farm
  2. MI Local Hops
  3. Green Heron Hops

The 2018 Wild Card division winners are:

  1. Dog Star Hops (Crystal)
  2. Cedar Hop Farm (Sorachi Ace)
  3. High Five Hop Farm (Challenger)

The 2018 Expert Judges include:


The 2017 Chinook Cup winners are:

  1. MI Local Hops
  2. Empire Hop Farms
  3. Top Hops Farm

The 2017 Wild Card division winners are:

  1. Mr. Wizard’s Hops (Neo 1)
  2. Strasburg Farms (Mystique)

The 2017 Expert Judges include:


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