Farms in the Pacific Northwest grow 43% of the hops in the world. Other small hop farms from around the country and world make up the rest of the story.
A comprehensive look at the 2023 hops and barley harvests. Hop acreage declined significantly in the U.S., while climate change is affecting crops around the world.
A comprehensive look at the 2022 hops and barley harvests. Hop acreage declined slightly in the U.S., while the European harvest was the worst in decades.
New hop and barley varieties must be able to cope with greater temperature extremes, less precipitation, less fertilizer, and fewer phytosanitary measures.
Breeding clearly is one way for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint, even if line items are added to the checklist for what makes a “good” hop.
A comprehensive look at the 2021 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production saw steep declines.
Most brewers think first about hop variety. However, recent research into the influence of locality on the character of hops supports broader conversations.
Contessa. Nectaron. Harlequin. Talus. Those are not the names of characters in the next Marvel movie. Instead, they are recently christened hop varieties.
The 13th annual Brewers Association survey provides a look at the top 10 hop varieties and a by-the-numbers snapshot of hop usage by craft brewers.
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.