Wednesday 4 June 2014

More hop history

Hubert Parker continues:

"Although Bavaria and Bohemia are the traditional centres of the continental hop industry, it is to America that England looks, as a rule, for the major portion of its foreign supplies. Between 50 and 60 per cent of the hops exported from the USA have come to this country in recent years, and of America's total hop production about 35 - 40 per cent is exported. The dependence of the American hop industry on the English market is therefor apparent."