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 2024


Annual General Meeting of the Society for Hop Research focusses on sustainability issues in hop production

Wolnzach/Hüll, 22 March 2024 To kick off the new hop year, the Gesellschaft für Hopfenforschung e.V. (GfH) invited members to the Annual General Meeting at the German Hop Museum in Wolnzach. In accordance with the statutes of the association, which has over 450 members worldwide, Chairman of the Board Dr Michael Möller gave a report on the past year and also provided an outlook on current challenges and research projects for the coming growing season.

Invitation to the 2024 General Meeting


The Society for Hop Research e.V. cordially invites all its members to this year’s General Meeting on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 2:00 pm
at the German Hop Museum Wolnzach

I.H.G.C. list of international hop varieties


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

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.