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‘Bountiful 2018 harvest’ predicted for US hops

By Rachel Arthur

The 2018 Pacific Northwest hop acreage is forecasted to increase to a record high, while US hop grower Hopsteiner says advances in technology will further boosts this year’s harvest.

Lion acquires London craft brewer, Fourpure Brewing Co

Lion acquires London craft brewer, Fourpure Brewing Co

By Rachel Arthur

Australian-headquartered Lion has acquired London craft brewer Fourpure Brewing Co. And while Fourpure says the beer and culture will remain the same, it wants to embrace the opportunities the acquisition brings: ‘We truly hope you will see some change,...

New public funding will positively impact the entire hop industry. Pic: ©GettyImages/SarapulSar38

New funding granted to USDA-ARS for hops research

By Beth Newhart

The Brewers Association (BA) announced late last week that a grant of $900,000 has been awarded to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) for the 2018 fiscal year in support of hops research.

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‘It’s hip to love hops!’ Five consumer trends in craft beer

By Rachel Arthur

Craft beer is here to stay: but what are consumers looking for? And what does this mean for the craft brewing industry? The good news is that craft beer consumption continues to rise; but a new report warns that building brand loyalty will be an uphill...

Newly launched Leffe Enkel has an ABV of 4.5%, fitting within the fast growing 3.5%-4.5% ABV sector

AB InBev: new low-alcohol beer launches

Low ABV beer category can be boosted by highlighting consumer choice

By Rachel Arthur

An increasing number of drinkers are keen to moderate their alcohol consumption, and educating consumers about the different styles and strengths of beer now available to them will be a key factor for the success of the lower ABV category, according to...

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