Hop Research Council

The Hop Research Council is a non-profit organization that funds and directs hop research to benefit the U.S. hop industry. Members include domestic
and international brewers, hop dealers, and hop grower organizations.
The Council was established in 1979 by a group of hop industry members that believed in the benefit of a united hop research effort. Today, the original goal remains true. Brewers, Dealers, and Growers work together to fund and direct hop research, ensuring a bright future for the U.S. hop industry.

Hop Research Council

Funding Areas

The Hop Research Council funds research projects in the areas of plant pathology, agronomic research, public hop breeding, entomology, and brewing research. Over the past eleven years the HRC has contributed $4,954,761 towards hop research.

Research
Research

The Hop Research Council's primary objective is to fund hop research. Each April the HRC issues a Request for Proposals. The proposals are reviewed at the Summer Meeting and then a final funding decision is made at the Winter Meeting.

Membership
Membership

We have three levels of membership - Full, Associate, and Sponsors. For more information please visit our membership page.

Mission
Mission

Our mission is to solicit and provide funds for scientific investigation and research related to the agricultural production of quality hops in the United States.

Partnerships
Partnerships

Every brewer in the United States needs hops, and every hop grower in the United States needs brewers, and each of those entities needs hop processors.

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