A view of a crop of hops.

Hop Facts

  • Hops are used as a flavoring and preservation agent in beer
  • Washington is the nation’s #1 producer of hops
  • Washington, Oregon, and Idaho together produce >97% of the nation’s hops
  • 37,444 acres of hops were grown in Washington in 2016
  • An acre of hops produces 1,500 to 2,500 lbs of hops
  • Washington’s 2016 hop crop was valued at nearly $500 million
  • Hop production is increasing nationwide (72% in the past 5 years)
  • Hop acreage in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho continues to increase (up 11% in 2016)