Cheer For Beer Brewers As World Hop Harvest Looks Good
Brewers will get a good supply of hops, a key beer ingredient, this year as the world hop harvest is likely to reach a reasonable size, although slightly smaller than last year, the head of German-US global hops trader Barth-Haas Group said.
Exceptionally hot, dry weather has hit some crops in northern Europe.
But Germany's important hop-growing regions have received enough rain and the country should have an "about average" crop, said Stephan Barth, managing partner of the Barth-Haas Group, one of the largest global hops trading houses.
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