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 Thank you for a successful 2020 Convention!

The 2020 American Hop Convention was held in Portland, Oregon, January 22-24 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.   This year’s event was hosted by the Oregon Hop Growers Association with the theme, “The Hop Pendulum”. 

Thank you to all of our growers, merchants, brewers and industry affiliates for another successful Convention.  In our 65th year, this event simply would not be possible if it wasn't for our Sponsors.  A very special Thank You to all of our sponsors who made this event something to be remembered.  Please visit our Sponsorship Page to view all of our participating 2020 Sponsors.  

Attendees enjoyed a robust program of reports, presentations, and educational seminars along with numerous networking opportunities.  The presentations made during convention will be posted soon to the Hop Growers of American website on the convention page.  Below is a summary of convention by the numbers:

  • 770 attendees
  • 77 convention sponsors
  • 68 silent auction items to benefit Hop Research Council
  • 60 trade show vendors
  • 47 speakers, presenters, and panel members
  • 43 program advertisements
  • 34 beer sponsors
  • 20 dozen Voodoo Doughnuts
  • 13 research reports
  • 12 breweries pouring at the Crystal Ballroom
  • 3 days of events
  • 1 outstanding industry growing hops for breweries around the world

An event of this magnitude would not be possible without the support of our many sponsors.  Please take a moment to review those companies that support your industry and convention at and thank them directly when you have the opportunity!

We look forward to gathering again when the Idaho Hop Growers Association hosts the 65th annual event in Santa Rosa, California, January 20-22, 2021!


2020 Presentations

Beer and Brewing Panel (click on panelist for presentation):
Thank you to our 2020 Merchant Panel Participants:
  • Alex Barth, John I. Haas - You may view Alex's presentation here.
  • Louis Gimbel IV, Hopsteiner
  • Mike Goettl, Yakima Chief
  • Blake Crosby, Crosby Hop Farm
  • Paul Corbett, Charles Faram 
Hemp Industry Updates
H-2A Program Presentations:
Hop Growers of America Annual Meeting Presentations:
Luncheon Speakers:
Breakout Sessions:



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