Tuesday, January 4th, 2022

Morning Foam: Hops up, hard seltzers down


Morning Foam: Hops up, hard seltzers down


Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022Michael Stipe turns 62 today!


>>> Last year was a hoppy year for the Yakima Valley. Production for the Pacific Northwest totaled a record high of 15.6 million pounds of hops in 2021, up 11 percent from the 2020 crop of 104 million, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2021 National Hop Report.

>>> According to the National Beer Wholesalers Association and their Beer Purchasers’ Index (BPI), hard seltzers are sucking.

>>> Yakima Chief Hops’ Bigger Than Beer podcast series will on women in beer offering a platform to share their different perspectives in the hopes of inspiring meaningful conversations and positive change.

>>> Hop Culture’s list of five favorite under-the-radar beer states didn’t include a state west of the Eastern time zone.

>>> Porch Drinking’s “50 Beers From 50 States” lists a bunch of breweries you don’t know — except Reuben’s Brew and their Stay Frosty Cold IPA!

>>> Beer writer John Holl checks in again with notable American publicans about the state of beer bars.

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