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Hop of the Month Blog

  • Ryan from 6th Meridian Hops Plays 20 Questions

    Ryan from 6th Meridian Hops in Yankton, South Dakota answers questions about growing hops in the midwest.
  • Guest Bloggers: FAQs and Answers

    Aspring beer writer? Current beer writer? Looking for a place to publish content besides your blog?

    We'd love to look at your article, and love to help good writers get some attention. Read on for our FAQ & A on gust posts. 

  • Ben From Homebrewsy Rocks 20 Questions

    Homebrewing is a journey that can take many different paths. Most homebrewers have thought about going pro at some point. After all, a bad day brew...
  • Gavin Andrews from the Hoppy Possum Homebrew Festival plays 20 Questions

    https://www.facebook.com/johnsoncityaerialphotography/   In 2019 Gavin Andrews launched the Hoppy Possum homebrewing festival and competition after...
  • 3 Things I've Learned About Canadian Hops

    Photo by Ryan Bruce, used with permission via Burst photos.    Here are three things I’ve learned while looking into the Canadian Hops Industry- o...
  • Viking Age Brew and Baltic Farmhouse Brewing

    Photo courtesy Sami Brodkin. In many ways Mika Laitinen has done things a little differently for a long time. Rather than starting out brewing wit...
  • Some Trails are Hoppy Ones

    ...Others are blue. It's the way you brew the beer that counts, here's a hoppy one for you... This month we're featuring two hops from the Hoppy Tr...
  • Hop Sensory Analysis - Part 2

      There are a number of ways to do just about anything. A couple of weeks ago I put up a blog post on how to do a basic sensory analysis of hops. ...
  • Origin Story

    Last year I was having more trouble than usual coming up with things beyond the standard brew store/amazon/gift card assortment when asked what I ...
  • Hop Sensory Analysis in 5 Easy Steps

      The best way to understand what hops bring to a finished beer, is to brew a single hop beer. Since that's not always practical, here is an alter...
  • 20 Questions: Cedar Falls Hops Co's Keri Byrum on Leaving Florida Theme Parks to Grow Hops in the Midwest

    Before deciding to farms hops in Iowa, Keri Byrum worked at one of the largest theme parks in Orlando, Florida and the University of Florida IFAS ...
  • Level Up your (Home)Brewing Skills at Metro State in Denver

    Image by Quinn Kampschroer from Pixabay Scott Kermans is the Director of the Beer Industry Program at Metro State in Denver. Like many other bre...