The Brewers Association Supply Chain Subcommittee shares helpful tips and best practices for evaluating hops at selection.Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Brewers Association Competition Manager Chris Swersey and Chief Economist Bart Watson present the results from the 2020 Brewers Association Hop Survey. Read More
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.
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.
Contessa. Nectaron. Harlequin. Talus. Those are not the names of characters in the next Marvel movie. Instead, they are recently christened hop varieties.