Tag Archives: oversupply

Hop Stocks Report Proves the World Needs a Hop Holiday

The USDA released its hop stocks report for the United States today. These numbers are still probably the least appreciated, but in my opinion, one of the most important numbers to get a feel for the supply situation in the hop market. This year, they show a more desperate picture than most people would care […]

Why 2016 hops should go to the landfill

The hop market exists in a perpetual state of imbalance. It never finds the sweet spot of equilibrium where supply equals demand causingĀ a never-ending series of boom and bust cycles. Every cycle is different, of course. I have a book written in 1828 in London about the history of the hop industry that goes back […]