Florida Hop Growers LLC is dedicated to the production of Florida grown hops for the home brewing and craft brew industry. 

Hops are cone-shaped flowers of a climbing bine. These bines use stiff hairs on their main stem as anchors for climbing (and not tendrils like vines).  There are separate male and female plants and only the female plants produce the hop cones. The bines will climb 20 ft or more up any available support and are commonly trained onto twine or strings when grown commercially. The cones somewhat look like pine cones in shape but are light green, thin and papery. At the base of the petals of the hop cone are yellow lupulin glands which produce the oils and resins that are used by brewers in beer production.





Recent News

  • 21st Annual Kumquat Festival This year, 4 breweries produced a beer using kumquats from our farms for the festival.  Big Storm Brewery (Kumquat Radler wheat 4.8%), Tampa Bay Brewing Company (Quat blonde 5 ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2018, 4:24 AM by Leonard Gude
  • Zephyrhills Brewing Company "Now on tap is Gude Zephyr Stocking Stuffer - an Imperial Stout made with Cocoa Nibs, Cascade hops grown in Dade City by Florida Hop Growers, and fresh orange zest and ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2017, 4:25 AM by Leonard Gude
  • Nine State Brewery "Thank you Florida Hop Growers for the opportunity to brew a beer with Florida hops! This will be a 3.3% pale ale with 100% Florida Cascade hops, to be ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 4:58 PM by Leonard Gude
  • Craft Life Brewing Craft Life Brewing in Land O Lakes FL recently used wet hops from our farm to brew their Sunny Honey beer. This is a beer that their brewmaster makes all ...
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 PM by Leonard Gude
  • Survived Hurricane Irma Hop yard is a bit of a mess after the eye of Hurricane Irma passed over it with 100 mph winds. No structural damage to the yard itself. Only broken ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2017, 1:39 PM by Leonard Gude
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