The Brewers Association encourages brewers to develop stronger relationships with their hop growers. Understanding hop grower codes is just one component.Read More
The Brewers Association believes that a healthy hop market is characterized by surety of the supply of high quality hops that meet the quality needs of craft brewers in aroma diversity, at fair and sustainable prices.Read More
With an increasing focus on sustainability, best practices, and good agricultural practices, Hop Growers of America has launched a new program to assist with grower education.
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.
The 12th annual Brewers Association survey provides a look at the top 10 hop varieties, 10 hard-to-get varieties, and a by-the-numbers snapshot of hop usage by craft brewers.
The concept of terroir, much talked about in the winemaking world, applies to hop bines just as much as it does to grape vines.
A BA-funded team of public hop program scientists have published an article on the "Influence of Nitrogen Fertility Practices on Hop Cone Quality." BA members have access to the full article for a limited time. Read More
Brewers can now choose among at least 200 readily available hop varieties. In the malt department, however, it is rare for a brewer to disclose the malt varieties on the label.
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.
Small hop farms outside the Pacific Northwest harvest a tiny portion of the hops sold worldwide, but their influence within the craft industry is significant.
The 10th annual Brewers Association survey provides a look at the top 10 hop varieties, 10 hard-to-get varieties, and a by-the-numbers snapshot of hop usage by craft brewers.
Public hop breeding and research have been reinvigorated with Brewers Association investment and recent congressional appropriations. Learn about public hop research from breeder, grower, brewer and industry-wide perspectives. Then enjoy beers made with promising experimental hop varieties and hear from …Read More