International Hop Growers Convention 2023


International Hop Growers Convention 2023

At this year’s International Hop Growers Convention (IHGC) in the Slovenian capital Ljubjana, more than 80 scientists from a total of 16 nations gathered from 25 to 29 June.

The collected presentations of the Proceedings of the Scientific-Technical Commission can be found under the following link, edited by Dr. Florian Weihrauch, head of the IPZ 5e working group at the Hop Research Centre Hüll: Proceedings_STC_2023

General Meeting 2023


Society for Hop Research reorganises its Board of Directors

Wolnzach/Hüll, 9 March 2023 Before the start of the new hop year, the Society for Hop Research (GfH) invited members to its general meeting at the German Hop Museum in Wolnzach. The GfH traditionally reviews the past fiscal year and at the same time provides an outlook on current challenges and research projects for the coming growing season.

TITAN – Licences can be concluded


After 10 years of intensive observation, cone monitoring, extensive agronomic tests on various German hop-growing sites, as well as numerous brewing trials with different beer styles, the Society of Hop Research (Gesellschaft für Hopfenforschung e.V., GfH) together with the Plant Breeding Group of the Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture, has presented the breeding strain 2011/71/19 with the variety name TITAN (TTN) and applied for plant variety protection at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO).

Now licences can be concluded with the GfH for the cultivation and marketing of this high alpha variety.

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 in each hop-growing nation. This official variety list of the I.H.G.C. is intended as an aid for the official certification procedure and shall provide an up-to-date overview of the increasingly confusing and highly dynamic field of international hop variety diversity. Usually, it is published every year briefly prior to the BrauBeviale trade fair in Nuremberg in November.

Open day in Hüll


In bright summer weather and high temperatures, around 3,000 hop enthusiasts came to Hüll on Sunday, June 26, 2022, to learn about current research projects, visit the new vegetation hall and enjoy a sip or two of cool beer afterwards.

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.