Beginning in 1932, the Smith family planted their first five-acre hop field. Today, the Smith family's B.T. Loftus Ranches includes over 800 acres of hops and produces everything from Cascade and Fuggle to Simcoe and Citra. Brother and sister team Kevin Smith and Meghann Quinn, along with Meghann's husband Kevin Quinn, are extending the Smith family's hop dynasty into an entirely new dimension with the grand opening of Bale Breaker Brewery.
The new facility is slightly east of Yakima in the hop growing city limits of Moxee, Washington, more specifically in a corner of Loftus Ranches' Cascade Hop field no. 41. The new 30-barrel brewing system is made by Metal Fabrication from Portland, Oregon.