UF/IFAS to Hop Into Hops Varieties for Microbreweries
With the explosion in popularity of craft beer and micro-brewing, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to take advantage of the trend by cultivating hops in Florida.
Currently, more than 2 million pounds of hops are imported from places like Washington, Oregon and Germany. With hops grown in Florida, the resulting beer would have a unique flavor generated from the state’s special soil and climate.
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