Monthly Archives: May 2016

More new hop varieties! Why now?

It’s fun to see so much excitement and passion around new hop varieties! 47Hops sells open source proprietary varieties, like Pekko™ and Azacca® for example, but we haven’t created any ourselves yet. A new variety, in and of itself, is a great thing. With all the interest in and passion for hop aroma, we live […]

Is your hop bill too high? Avoid these 8 common mistakes & keep it down.

There are a lot more people buying hops these days than ever before. Not everybody has the benefit of years of experience. With this blog, we hope to help speed up the learning curve. There is a certain mystery about buying hops and how the hop market works. It’s complicated since there’s no exchange that […]

2016 State of the Hop Industry

Despite acreage increases worldwide don’t expect a surplus of hops this year, but that doesn’t mean there will be shortage either. On the surface, that sounds like great news. A closer look reveals massive imbalances and fragility. Barring a crop failure, there should be enough hops to go around, but variety specific shortages, similar to […]

Two New Open Source Hop Varieties, Callista & Ariana

Three weeks ago, the people who created Mandarina Bavaria, Hüll Melon and Hallertau Blanc announced that they have done it again with their release of Callista and Ariana.  These two new varieties both have amazing characteristics, but could not be more different from one another. Something for everybody!
 
 
Callista
With low total alpha acids (2-5%) and a […]