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Harvest Reports 2020
The New Brewer: Raw Materials

2020 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2020 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production decreased slightly.

Malt Peaks and Valleys 2020
The New Brewer: Raw Materials

Peaks and Valleys

Even in normal times, barley farming is riddled with unknowns—it is at best a fickle partnership with Mother Nature. A pandemic adds demand uncertainty to the mix.

Raw Materials

For the November/December 2020 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue, focused on the world harvests for barley and hops.Read More

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2019 World Barley and Hops Report
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2019 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2019 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production increased significantly.

Eastern Spring Barley Nursery
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Branching Out with Barley

In order to determine barley varieties that can thrive in a region that is not a traditional malting barley producer, the Eastern Spring Barley Nursery was formed in 2015.

The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2017 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2018 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again the top-producing country for hops, while U.S. barley acreage faced further declines.

North America Barley
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

No Barley, No Beer: U.S. Malting Barley Acreage on Decline

The U.S. planted a record low 2.5 million acres of barley in 2017, a far cry from the 19-million-acre peak in 1942. The decline in acreage can be traced to many factors.

Researcher Presentations

Researcher Presentation: Developing Fertility and Pest Management Strategies to Optimize Hop Yield and Minimize Environmental Impact Growing hops in temperate climates, like the Northeast, presents both agronomic and environmental challenges to growers. Add an increasingly erratic climate to the mix and …Read More

No Barley, No Beer: Understanding the U.S. Barley and Malt Supply Chain

Without barley, there is no beer! Get to know the growers of your U.S. malting barley, hailing from North Dakota, Idaho, and Montana. This interactive panel discussion will cover national and regional production trends, reasons for the decline in barley …Read More

Industry Updates

Barley Resources

5 Key States for Barley Production ~ 75% of the barley grown in the US is produced in these states. So what happens in these states can impact the market for barley and therefore malt. Idaho Montana North Dakota Colorado Wyoming The Brewers Association has gathered a …Read More

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