News 2022 Hop Yield May Be Down by 20% in Germany – Average Yield Expected in US

The global hop company BarthHaas has said in its August report that its German hop crop is estimated to be down by as much as 20% vs. 2021. The early maturing varieties such as Hallertau Mittelfrüh, Northern Brewer, Traditional and Perle) have been affected the most.

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The reduced yield is attributed mostly to drought conditions and much-above average temperatures across the region during the summer. Other European growing areas have seen similar conditions and hop yields are expected to be below 2021.

An average hop crop has been predicted for the US.

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