Local Hops for Local Beer

Research yard, Year 2, August 2014

Over the last 10 years there has been a considerable increase in Ontario hop acreage. The perception of unlimited market growth for specialty crops, like hops, is usually unrealistic, and these markets are susceptible to price fluctuations even more so than traditional crops.

The following article, Why Aren’t Ontario Hop Farmers Feeling the Love? provides some valuable points on how local brewers (or other hopped beverage companies) can incorporate more Ontario hops into their day to day product lines: https://matronfinebeer.ca/blogs/news/why-arent-ontario-hop-farmers-feeling-the-love

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