About Hop Breeding at Oregon State University

According to the Brewer's Association, 2,822 craft brewers were in operation at the end of 2013, and these brewers produced over 15.5 million barrels of beer valued at $14.3 billion dollars.  As of June 2014, the total number of craft...read more


Oregon State University’s hops breeder, Shaun Townsend, said he regularly fields questions from the public about growing hops. (OPB)


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For Students

Information for plant breeding students.

Research and Extension

Resources for those interested in hops.
The Aroma Hop Breeding Program is tasked with developing new aroma hop cultivars which are adapted for Oregon growing conditions.