Hop production in Italy decreased by 20% due to bad weather
Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 6, 2023
The production of hops in Italy has decreased by 20% in 2023 due to extreme weather conditions, putting the future of craft beer at risk. The damage caused by bad weather in the agriculture sector exceeded 6 billion euros, making it the black year of Italian agriculture. Climate change poses a threat to beer production throughout Europe, with a significant decline in the quantity and quality of hops expected by 2050.
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Hop production in Italy is collapsing with a 20% drop in 2023 due to bad weather which, between extreme events such as storms and floods and crazy temperatures, have cut yields on the approximately 100 hectares cultivated in Italy, putting the future of craft beer at risk . This is what emerges from the analysis of Coldiretti with the Consorzio Birra Italiana on the occasion of the National Day of Italian Hops at the congress center of Palazzo Rospigliosi, in via XXIV Maggio 43 in Rome, with the opening of the Made in Italy hops exhibition and the forum on the future of the sector with the president of Coldiretti Ettore Prandini, the general secretary of Coldiretti Enzo Gesmundo and the president of the Consorzio Birra Italiana Teo Musso. Hops - explains Coldiretti - are a fundamental component of beer to which it gives flavors and aromas linked precisely to the territories in which the plant is grown. The most widespread varieties in Italy are Cascade, Chinook and Comet. ...