Welcome to American Organic Hop Grower Association
The American Organic Hop Grower Association is a non-profit association devoted to promoting the use of organic hops.
The AOHGA plans to stimulate the organic hop industry by:
raising brewer awareness of the available hop varieties in the marketplace
working alongside brewers to ensure their sourcing needs are met
acting as an educational resource for organic hop farmers to share agronomic practices to further increase quality and yield
promoting the benefits of organic farming in general
The American Organic Hop Grower Association believes that promoting the use of organic hops will not only benefit the hop industry but also the organic consumer, the organic industry, and the environment.
By working with farmers to increase the efficiencies of organic hop production, more organic hops will be available for organic brewers to source, ensuring that the organic consumer purchases a product from farms that practice sustainable, organic, agricultural techniques.
Since many organic consumers are concerned that beer can be labeled “organic” using non-organic hops, our hope is that when organic hops are used in organic beer, the organic consumer will embrace that change, resulting in increased consumption of organic beer in the U.S.
Because organic farming improves soil fertility, enhances biodiversity, and reduces the negative impact of harmful chemicals, the environment will also benefit from additional acreage being farmed organically.
Also, increasing the production and use of organic hops within the United States will reduce the carbon footprint that is produced each time organic brewers source their hops from overseas, typically from Europe or New Zealand..
The hop industry will benefit from the increased demand for organic hops once hops are removed from the National List. Increased sales will help develop a viable organic hop industry. In addition, by sharing agronomic practices, non organic hop production will benefit from organic methods that are less disruptive and more sustainable.
Also, since many organic hops are grown on small farms, connecting the organic farmer with organic brewers will give these farmers a chance to find a profitable niche in the hop industry.
AOHGA Organic Hop Growers
B.T. Loftus Ranches, Inc.
Blue Ridge Hops
Carpenter Ranches, LLC
Craft Master Hops
Perrault Farms, Inc.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
The Oregon Hophouse
AOHGA Associate Members
(512) Brewing Company
B-Hoppy the ORIGINAL Hop Candy
Bang Brewing Company
Saint Paul, MN
Bison Brewing Company
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Blue Star Brewing Company
San Antonio, TX
Carr Creek Hops
Grand Rapids, MI
Fremont Brewing Company
Great Basin Brewing Company
New Mission Organics
Traverse City, MI
Old 4th Hop Yard
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Ron Britt & Associates
Seven Bridges Cooperative
Santa Cruz, CA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Standing Stone Brewing Company
Star Sister Hops Farm
Summit Plant Laboratories, Inc.
Ft. Collins, CO
ThirstyBear Brewing Company
San Francisco, CA
Washington State University - Organic Hop Research Program