Ron and Michelle are the owners and operators of Ella J Farms, a 10-acre hops farm in Longmont, CO. They have spent the past six years providing quality, locally grown hops to the Colorado craft brewing industry and have patiently waited for the right opportunity to open their own brewery and incorporate their hops farm into the business.
Mountain Cowboy has a very unique advantage over nearly all other breweries in Colorado. The founders of the brewery own and operate the hops farm less than fifteen miles from the brewery site in downtown Frederick. Ella J Farms has been providing Colorado grown hops to the market since 2010 and is currently the largest commercial hops farm on the Colorado Front Range.
Mountain Cowboy will have access to some of the freshest, local hops available and we will also incorporate the hops farm into the brewery with special events at the farm and tours of both the brewery and the hops farm. The location of the farm allows access to six varieties of locally grown hops and will help both Mountain Cowboy Brewing and Ella J Farms maintain much smaller carbon footprints by using local ingredients whenever possible.