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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.

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.

Historical Brewing Techniques Yeast Ring
The New Brewer: International Brewing Issue

Brew Like a Farmer

In an excerpt from Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing, the author takes a closer look at the proper care and handling of kveik yeast.

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