Research for hops…

…because the ensurance of raw material supply for the brewery industry and the future of German hop farms are of prime importance.


General Meeting 2022


Wolnzach/Hüll, March 24, 2022 The general meeting of the Society for Hop Research e.V. (GfH) traditionally took place at the start of the new hop season on March 24, 2022 at the German Hop Museum, Wolnzach.

List of international hop varieties 2021


The Scientific-Technical Commission is annually compiling and updating the I.H.G.C. list of international hop varieties produced in each hop-growing nation.

Personnel support for Plant Protection in Hop Growing


Personnel support for Plant Protection in Hop Growing in the Regulation of Plant Passport in Hops (Citrus Bark Cracking Viroid, Verticillium-wilt)

For the growing challenges in hop cultivation due to the Citrus Bark Cracking Viroid (CBCVd), as well as the increasing demands on field hygiene, Florian Weiß has been hired at the Hop Research Institute Huell for a newly created position in the working group Plant Protection in Hop Cultivation as of November 25, 2021.

Miracle Hops

On average, hop grows 10 centimeters a day.
Under favourable conditions it can even grow 35 centimeters a day!

Miracle Hops 2

1516 – the year of the purity law!
Before its issue in the Bavarian town of Ingolstadt, beer had even been spiced, with henbane, roots, soot or chips.

Miracle Hops 2

On one hectare hop, 3600 up to 4500 hop plants are grown on average that can be left in the ground for approximately 50 years.

Miracle Hops 2

Until harvest at the end of August, one vine takes 5000 up to 10000 cones.