The International Herb Association’s annual Herb of the Year™ publication has been released. Hops, Herb of the Year™ 2018: Brewing and Beyond contains over 40 timely articles with photographs and illustrations from a bevy of talented herbal writers and artists.
The current craft beer craze is quickly revitalizing hops as a viable farm crop and this book works to explore this wondrous plant from its fibrous roots and hairy stems to its golden strobiles. No other plant in the botanical universe is quite as bitterly and aromatically intoxicating. Known mainly as the key flavor ingredient in one of the world’s most consumed and tastiest beverages – beer, there is much that is alluring!