Brewers Association, USDA get hopping on hop breeding

· October 31, 2017

The Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers—is joining the USDA-ARS to develop and release disease resistant aroma hop cultivars into the public domain, in support of hop growing efforts throughout the U.S. The trust agreement between the Brewers Association and USDA-ARS provides funding for a program located in Washington […]

Hope For The Warriors helps veteran fulfill hops farming dream

· October 27, 2017

Maryville-based Army Captain Michael Trost can expand his hops farm thanks to A Warrior’s Wish of a backhoe from Hope For The Warriors. Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope to service members, their families, and families of the fallen. Its first established program, […]

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Purdue hops research leads to new craft beer Boiler Ale

· September 21, 2017

Purdue University’s recent research in hops has brewed up an unexpected result for the craft beer industry: a Boilermaker-branded ale. People’s Brewing Co. owner Chris Johnson, who attended Purdue, has had an ongoing partnership with the university to work on collaborative studies, and he has also been a regular speaker at classes in the Department […]

Pacific Northwest hop production is hopping

· July 7, 2017

In order to meet an ongoing demand from craft and mainstream brewers, Pacific Northwest hop acreage has increased 6.4 percent to 54,135 acres, according to the latest report from the USDA-NASS. Hopsteiner’s U.S. hop farms are located in Yakima, Washington, a region that sees a 4 percent acreage increase year-over-year. Washington State takes the top […]

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