Hops | Craft Beer & Brewing


Forward Contracting Hops

When breweries contract their hops usage at least three years in advance, it lets hops growers better project the varieties to grow and whether to expand the farms, helps prevent shortages or overages, and creates more stability in the hops market.

7 Steps to Growing Your Own Hops

Interested in growing your own hops? Start planning now, and then follow these seven simple steps.

So Many New Hops

Stan Hieronymus gives you the lowdown on some new hops varieties, including German ones that American brewers are clamoring to try.

How to Store Hops

Unless you're using all your fresh hops at once, it's time to store them for future beer.

Hops Harvest 2014

In farm fields and residential backyards across the country and around the world, hops harvest 2014 is well underway.

Hops on the NYC Skyline

New York City is about to have its first community Farm Craft Beer Brewery.