Welcome to hop·nólogy

Education, Research and Online Resources for all things Hops (and a few things not-Hops).


Wondering when we spoke about a particular topic? After 80+ episodes we can’t remember either! Check out the list on the right sidebar for topic collections. Just click on the topic and you’ll go to a list of related episodes to binge. Don’t have access to the older content? Follow the links to our Patreon Community to sign up.

Podcasts and Community

Having over 20 years of experience growing, selling and teaching all about hops, we developed some opinions over time.  We share them every week on the hop·nólogy podcast, on our Instagram and Facebook feeds, and on our YouTube channel.  A “hop·nólogist” community has spring up around the podcast and we would love to have you join us. Click on the Podcast link at the top of the page to see the full list.  On the right you’ll also see specific topic categories and links to Patreon (our community) and TeePublic (hop·nólogy gear!)

Speaking Engagements

Our team loves nothing more than to get out and mix it up with the hop growing and beer brewing community.  The best way to do this is at local conferences where we can interact with truly engaged members of the industry that we all know and love.  Learn more about topics we have spoken about and how to get us at your next event.


Perhaps you heard something in one of our podcasts and need more information, this is where you’ll find it. Presentations, calculators, maybe a joke or two.

What is hop·nólogy?

Beer is good food. Except when it isn’t. We are living in a wonderful and yet concerning time to be a beer fan; there is some great stuff out there, and also a fair number of scary witches-brew concoctions that shouldn’t be allowed out of the basement.

Growing and using hops, like most things involving Mother Nature, is a mix of science and art. We are Scientists who understand the interactions between soil, nutrients, temperature, water, time and hops. Mixed together well and treated with scientific parameters – and some good old fashioned intuition! – you can have an outstanding product. That’s Part 1.

Part 2 is how to get those hops into the hands of the brewers. You can grow the best hops in the world, but without relationship management, organizational contacts and some luck on your side, you’re left with a lot of inventory and a fair amount of frustration. The transition from grower to seller is not a natural one, but it’s critical to move your business forward.

Part 3 is all about how to use these wonderful artisan hops to make the most of what Mother Nature provides. We also understand that as a brewer you’re likely inundated with requests from small growers looking for new customers. Navigating quality, consistency, and expectations is critical to long term success.

At hop·nólogy we teach you the key elements of this equation:

Science + Business Smarts = Quality Hops in Wonderful Beer

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