Public Hop Breeding: Experimental Hop Varieties… and Free Beer!

Craft Brewers Conference 2019
Location: Denver, Colorado
Speakers: Bryan Thoet, Chris Swersey, Jaki Brophy, John Henning, Lindsay Barr, Matt Johnson, Steve Gonzalez,

Public hop breeding and research have been reinvigorated with Brewers Association investment and recent congressional appropriations. Learn about public hop research from breeder, grower, brewer and industry-wide perspectives. Then enjoy beers made with promising experimental hop varieties and hear from the brewers who created these beers.

Learning Objectives:

See the basic framework of U.S. hop breeding illustrated; Learn about HopSource hop sensory conducted by the Brewers Association, and how powerful crowdsourcing informs public breeding; Understand the industry-wide stewardship and coordination role of the Hop Research Council; Hear from Hop Growers of America about U.S. grown hops and the essential connection between beer and the agricultural community; Gain inspiration from brewers like you who craft unique beers using a new pallet of hop aroma and flavor

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