Hosted by USA Hops, the 61st Annual American Hop Convention will be held in Bend, Ore., Jan. 18-20, 2017. The convention offers an opportunity for hop producers, brokers, brewers, researchers, and interested stakeholders to learn about the latest craft beer market projections, national hop production acreage, and supply estimates, and network with hop industry experts.

The Brewers Association will present the results of their annual hop usage survey and delve into craft brewing and hop usage trends. Because of increasing hop acreage outside of the Pacific Northwest, in 2016 the convention offered a track specifically designed for small-scale producers. Presentations for this track included: “Hop Sample Maturity”, “Finance, Accounting, & Risk Management”, “USDA NASS Statistical Program”, and a panel on “Trellis Design.”