National hop day, production collapses in Italy

Sustainability & Environmental Impact
Other Beer
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 7, 2023

Tridge summary

Hop production in Italy has dropped by 20% in 2023 due to extreme weather events and changing temperatures, putting the future of craft beer at risk. This decline in production is a result of storms, floods, and heatwaves affecting the approximately 100 hectares of hop cultivation in Italy. Climate change is also expected to affect beer production across Europe, with a decline in the quantity and quality of hops predicted 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 Italian Hops Day 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 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. Cloudbursts, tornadoes, water bombs, ...
Source: Campagnamica
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