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Hop Evaluation Guidelines for Brewers Hop Selection Update 2021

Hop Evaluation Guidelines for Brewers

The Brewers Association Supply Chain Subcommittee shares helpful tips and best practices for evaluating hops at selection.Read More

The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2016 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2016 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. is now the top-producing country for hops, while U.S. barley acreage faced a sharp decline.

The New Brewer: Technical Brewing Issue

Improving Hop Compound Extraction

In a conventional brewing process, brewers throw away most of the goodness in hops—not because they want to, but because there seems to be no alternative.

The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Flavor & Aroma

Demand for new aromas and flavors is obvious, along with interest in locally grown hops, and simply something with a new name for brewers to use in their latest IPA.

The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2016 BA Hop Usage Survey

Cascade is still king among craft brewers, and the pack of top 10 desired hop varieties is unsurprisingly led by the proprietary peloton of Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe.

The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Malt Care & Handling

As every brewer knows, malt is a natural and perishable product. How can brewers preserve malt quality as much as possible and thus extend its shelf life?

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.

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.

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