Study at Oregon State shows soil type, location impacts hop flavor profile

Cincinnati OH, Aug. 20, 2019 — Scientists at Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences (OSU) and Red Hill Soils, along with farmers from Oregon’s largest hop grower, Coleman Agriculture, recently shared the initial findings of a year-long study into the effects of terroir on the flavor profile of hops, a primary ingredient in beer. The preliminary findings were presented at the Coleman Hop Terroir event in one of Coleman Agriculture’s hop yards near Independence, Ore., to a select group of industry professionals, including brewers, industry professionals, media, scientists and neighboring farmers.

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