January 10, 2015

Beer U: Hops

Welcome to our Beer U module on hops. Hops are one of four primary ingredients that go into beer and are, perhaps, the most popular ingredient. Hops provide bitterness and abound in flavors and aromas that tantalize the senses. This is the VIDEO version of our interactive module. To use the interactive modules, please visit http://wcb.adobeconnect.com.
January 10, 2015

Hops from Hallertau – for the World’s Best Beers (Long Version)

(C) Hopfenpflanzerverband Hallertau e.V.
Located between Munich and Nuremberg, Hallertau is the world`s largest contiguous hop growing area. Close to one of every two beers worldwide is brewed with one of the more than 20 Hallertau hop varieties. The film shows how the growers` work and knowledge and the interaction between research, production technology expertise, and quality awareness make Hallertau hops the most valuable raw material for the world`s best beers. The film takes you on a tour along the entire hop value chain, from the hop garden to the state-of-the-art hop processing plants, to the brewer, presenting a picture of how very efficient the Bavarian hop industry is. The film provides impressive evidence of why breweries on all continents rely on Hallertau hops – now and in the future.
January 10, 2015

Chop & Brew – Episode 06: Growing Hops at Home (Part 1)

Another spring, another hop crop gets underway. In this episode of Chop & Brew, we look at the basic steps to planting hop rhizomes in containers and in the yard. Ted and Paul help new hop-growers with tip and techniques for the start of the growing season. Chop & Brew will do several episodes over the coming months on maintenance, harvesting, drying and of course a fresh-hop brew day episode. [Original postdate: May 18, 2013]

Related Links:

Official Chop & Brew episode page:

Chop & Brew Lagniappe: Cooking Hop Shoots (Hop Asparagus)

Ted’s HomeBrewTalk Thread

Paul’s HomeBrewTalk Thread

Niko Brew — hop rhizomes, hop pellets and more

Homebrewing 311: Growing Hops at Home DVD (Northern Brewer)

Chris Colby on Container Hops (BYO)

Warning About Dogs & Hops (Northern Brewer Blog)

BTV Hop Madness Episodes — 2010 / 2011 / 2012







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Hops Shortage

Hops in hand

Sound the alarms! It’s not just Velveeta and Sriracha facing possible supply shortages. Currently, a world hops shortage also seems imminent. Then again, with the unique way hops are purchased, a hops shortage always kind of seems imminent.

Hops in hand

Hops in hand

Craft beer continues to boom (up 9.6% since last year), but still only accounts for 7% of total American beer sold according to the Technomic Trends in Adult Beverage 2014 State of the Industry Report (oh…you’re not a subscriber?). Even more interesting, with all those IPAs and double IPAs and Belgian IPAs and black IPAs and white IPAs (etc., etc., etc.) flooding the marketplace, that 7% of American craft beer is currently using 52% of the overall domestic hops supply. With over 2500 currently-operating craft breweries and perhaps another 1500 breweries slated to open shortly in the U.S., a hops shortage would seem to be all but guaranteed in the very near future.


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