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US Hops 2016
Industry Updates

Hop Grower Codes

The Brewers Association encourages brewers to develop stronger relationships with their hop growers. Understanding hop grower codes is just one component.Read More

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.

New Hop Varieties 2020
The New Brewer: Raw Materials

From All Directions

Contessa. Nectaron. Harlequin. Talus. Those are not the names of characters in the next Marvel movie. Instead, they are recently christened hop varieties.

BA 2020 Hop Usage Survey
The New Brewer: Raw Materials

2020 BA Hop Usage Survey

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.

Hop Creep
The New Brewer: Technical Brewing / Brewery Operations

Hop Creep

Recent scientific studies suggest that hops contain enzymes that biochemically modify beer carbohydrates during dry hopping, giving rise to a secondary fermentation.

German Hops
The New Brewer: International Brewing Issue

A Noble Cause

New cultivars are the first steps in an ongoing effort by German hop breeders to adapt their fragile landraces to challenges from climate change and market preferences.

HGA Launches Hops Best Practices Resources
The New Brewer: Sustainability Issue

Good Bines

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.

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.

2019 BA Hop Survey
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2019 BA Hop Usage Survey

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 Terroir of Hops
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

The Terroir of Hops

The concept of terroir, much talked about in the winemaking world, applies to hop bines just as much as it does to grape vines.

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