Idaho Becomes Second-Largest Hops Producer

Jun 7, 2018

Hops are the bitter, piney flower of the hop plant, and when fermented with malted barley and water, they create beer. Ninety-eight percent of hop cultivation takes place in the Northwest and Idaho just surpassed Oregon to become the second-largest producer of hops.

Idaho Matters speaks with a hop farmer and the Idaho Brewers United about how this little flower is changing the dynamics of the state's agricultural economy.