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November/December 2018

Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue, focusing on the 2018 barley and hop harvests in the U.S. and beyond. The U.S. is once again the world’s top producer of hops, and the U.S. barley crop bounced back from a disappointing 2017.

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Raw Materials Issue

Aluminum Blues: Tariff Roils Market for Craft Breweries

Beyond the basic ingredients of barley, hops, yeast, and water, aluminum might be the material most crucial to the continued growth of craft beer.

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2018 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2018 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again recorded record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production increased.

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Propagating Healthy and Happy Yeast

A healthy yeast cell is much more than a bioreactor that converts sugars to ethanol and CO2. If treated well, this critical organism will produce tasty beer with great qualities.

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2018 BA Hop Usage Survey

The 11th 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.

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From Trials to Triumph: New Hop Varieties

Hop breeders and growers around the world are trying to keep pace with consumers’ changing tastes and breweries’ quests for new flavors and aromas.

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