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The New Brewer

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.

The New Brewer

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

The New Brewer

2018 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2018 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again recorded record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production increased.

Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue, focusing on the 2018 barley and hop harvests in the U.S. and beyond. The U.S. is once again the world’s top producer of hops, and the U.S. barley crop bounced back from a disappointing 2017. Read More

This issue is brought to you by Yakima Chief Hops

Power Hour

The Growing Importance of Malt Flavor and Aroma

Today’s malting and brewing industry is more dynamic than ever. As the number of breweries in North America and around the world explodes, so does the range of customer needs for barley malts. Collectively, we understand more about the malting …Read More

Researcher Presentations: Your BA Dues At Work

In 2016, the Brewers Association provided $280,000 in competitive grant support for 13 barley- and hop-related research projects. Several of these researchers will present their findings during the Craft Brewers Conference. Learn about cutting-edge discoveries that will benefit your business …Read More

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