Iowa currently has more than 90 craft breweries and ranks 17th in economic impact per capita in U.S. craft breweries. As a result, brewers’ demand for hops is predicted to increase by 33 percent by 2020. Although there is interest from brewers to buy locally grown hops, cone quality and profitability will be important deciding factors. In order to move hop production forward, it is necessary to test and analyze which cultivars do best in our environment. Cultivars for this trial were selected based on historical uses and anecdotal evidence that these would do well in Iowa.
How to Cite:
Cochran, D. & Senske, A., (2019) “Performance of Hop Cultivars in Iowa”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2018(1).