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In The Land Of Pilsner, Czech Hops Suffer Amid Drought

Published on Aug 31 2018 11:00 AM in Drinks tagged: Czech Republic / Beer / Pilsner Urquell / Paywall

In The Land Of Pilsner, Czech Hops Suffer Amid Drought

Fans of sought-after Czech hops might be left a little thirsty this year as the prized hops are the latest victim of a summer drought, cutting yields by about 30% below average.

Czech hop growers are likely to fare worse than the world's main producers, Germany and the United States, which account for about three-quarters of the global supply. Only a mild drop is expected in those countries in 2018.

In 2017, global production reached 118,400 tonnes.

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