The BA recently conducted its first ever Hopsource hop sensory assessment, with the purpose of gauging brewer interest in experimental public hop varieties. Hopsource is part of a multi-year effort to reinvigorate public hop research.
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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
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
In April, the Brewers Association (BA) joined Canada’s Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute (BMBRI) as a member, to ensure that American craft brewers’ needs and perspectives are well represented. Roughly 20% of the malt …More
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
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