Monthly Archives: April 2015

Beer Geeks Sneak Peeks at CBC15

Do you know the show Beer Geeks, hosted by Michael Ferguson?  We liked the show a lot, so much, in fact, that we arranged with the producers to do a special hop episode … a hopisode back when they were planning season 2.  OK … Why am I mentioning this now?  The new episode with […]

Something Big for the Craft Brewers Conference

We’ve been heads down the past few weeks working on preparations for the Craft Brewers Conference.  Only 10 days left until the show begins!!  47Hops had a last minute opportunity to give back to the industry and sponsor the CBC Closing Reception on Friday afternoon, so we hope you’ll stick around for that too.

If you […]

Shortages in 2014 Lead to Massive Hop Acreage Increases in 2015

We just returned from the Hop Growers of America Convention in San Diego, California.  Of course, San Diego was amazing! Props to HGA!! During the convention, HGA released its annual Statistical Report. Here are some thoughts regarding some of the information you can find there … and some comments on the information you won’t.

Although U.S. […]

Leveraged Hop Farms & Short Supply Lead to Higher Hop Prices in 2015

“Not one grower in this valley feels threatened by all the little hop farms popping up around the country”.  That’s a quote from a Yakima area hop grower I met with at Starbucks last week. He mentioned the last blog post and wanted to share that with me. I don’t want to beat a dead […]

An American Approach for European Hop Growers

In my previous blog, I wrote about Europeans taking a conservative approach to the hops market and why they should be more aggressive in planting hops.  The coming years will be turbulent with regards to hop supply and demand, which can mean crazy, fluctuating, unpredictable prices. The problem, however, will not be equally distributed across […]