University of Maryland Extension

Hops in Maryland

In an effort to support the new and rapidly growing brewing industry in Maryland, 24 varieties of hops have been established at the University of Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station in Keedysville, Maryland. Although not the first hops planting on a research farm, this planting is about ½ acre and contains 24 varieties replicated three times and is being managed intensively with regard to fertility and irrigation, as well as insect, disease and weed management using IPM principles.

Maryland Hop Growers Guide CoverMaryland Hop Growers Guide: A Progress Report on the 2017-2018 Growing Season and Summary of Best Practices for Growing Hops in Maryland
Production Details and Progress Report of East Cost Hop Project in Partnership with Flying Dog Brewery  
2017 Hops Test Yard Budget




Black Locust Hops

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Pleasant Valley Hops Inc.


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Northeast Hop Alliance 

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Brewers Association of Maryland

Hops Production and Brewery Resources 

Hops Marketing Information from MREDC

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