The Brewers Association encourages brewers to develop stronger relationships with their hop growers. Understanding hop grower codes is just one component.Read More
Lars Marius Garshol has been central to understanding that the kveik yeast may ultimately be more disruptive to brewing than something like brut IPA.
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
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
The Hot Steep method, a rapid wort preparation method approved by the ASBC, will allow breweries of all sizes and budgets to easily evaluate extractable malt flavor.
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 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.
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.