Stan Hieronymus


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Hop-Tub Time Machine: Prior Crop Years Offer Both Value and Quality

Old hops have never been fresher. With prices on the rise and some hop varieties likely to be scarce, there are treasures to be found in previous crop years. Here we delve into the science of hop storage.

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Hops Insider: Choosing Higher-Yield, Lower-Impact Hops

There are many varieties of hops with significantly lower environmental impact than some older, popular varieties—and more are on the way. But will brewers embrace them?

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Hops Insider: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly News from Harvest 2022

Northern Hemisphere harvests are down, with Saaz hit the hardest. Weather disruptions are on the rise, and so are costs, making long-term planning essential. In the short-term, it may be a year of substitutions—especially for lagers.

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Hops Insider: Making the Phantasm Corporeal

In the last of a three-part series focused on hop-related products that weren’t available to 20th century brewers, Stan Hieronymus examines the potential of a powder made from grape skins.

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Are Soluble Hop Products Set to Disrupt Craft Brewing?

In the second of a three-part series focusing on hop products that weren’t available to 20th century brewers, Stan Hieronymus examines a few of the many alternatives that may boost the bottom line as well as help ensure aroma and flavor quality.

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Hops Insider: Can I Show You Something in a Pellet?

In the first of a three-part series focusing on hop products that weren’t available to 20th-century brewers, Stan Hieronymus zooms in on all the potential of a pellet.

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Hops Insider: What’s New, Post-CBC Edition

As usual, the recent Craft Brewers Conference was a chance for hop suppliers to unveil new products and projects relevant to brewers—pelletized wet hops, concentrated Nelson Sauvin, the arrival of Luminosa, the hop harvests Down Under, and more.

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Let’s Go, Let’s Show, Let’s Rodeo: Lessons in Fresh Hopping

Fresh-hopped beers are becoming an increasingly viable option for breweries located far from harvest. Here are lessons from some wet-hop veterans on using the fresh, the green, and the unkilned.

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Ready to Tango? New Hop Varieties on the Way

From Anchovy to Vista, here are some interesting hop cultivars on the immediate horizon—plus a couple of experiments that may be the next to get names.

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Hops Insider: Looking Ahead at Demand & Supply

While hop harvest commences in the Southern Hemisphere, field work is already under way on many hop farms in the North. Here are some things that brewers should know about the season to come.