Herb of the Year

Hops,  Humulus lupulus, are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer. They impart a bitter taste to beer, while malt imparts sweetness. The plant is a vigorous, climbing, herbaceous perennial, usually trained to grow up strings in a field called a Hopfield, a hop garden, or hop yard. There are many different varieties grown around the world, … Continue reading Herb of the Year