Chris Swersey

Chris Swersey lives in Salmon, Idaho. He serves as supply chain specialist, seeking out long-term opportunities to ensure BA members have access to a sufficient supply of high quality ingredients. He represents the BA at the Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, the National Barley Growers Association, and on the Hop Research Council.

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Investing in Public Hop Breeding Program for the Future of the Hop & Brewing Industries

The Brewers Association (BA) recently announced an agreement with United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to fund public hop breeding program within the USDA system. The execution of this trust agreement follows 18 months of developing a comprehensive program document which establishes goals, and outlines the processes …More

Annual Hop Usage Survey Now Open

We Want You… and your hop usage data, for the 2017 Brewers Association Hop Survey. We’ve extended the survey closing date to Friday, September 1. We can’t communicate to hop growers without your participation. Take …More

The Evolution of Barley, Malt, and Beer Flavor

Something extraordinary is happening in the brewery supply chain. The malting barley industry is evolving in exciting ways, albeit at a slower pace than the hops industry. That’s understandable given the relative scales of the …More

Help Hop Growers Help You

In the U.S. there has never been a more dynamic period of time in the hop industry than the past 9 years. In 2010, U.S. aroma hop acreage stood at 8100, or around 26% of the …More