Member Menu

Tuesday 1/22 – Hop Research Council Winter Meeting

9:00am – 5:00pm         Convention Registration

8:00am – 12:00pm       Hop Research Council Members Meeting

12:30pm – 1:30pm        HRC Member Lunch and Speaker

1:30pm – 4:00pm          National Clean Plant Network for Hops Tier 2 Governing Board Meeting

1:30pm – 3:15pm           HRC Member Meeting

3:45pm – 5:15pm          Hop Research Council Single Hopped Research Beer Tasting


Wednesday 1/23 – HRC Research Reports and Hop Convention Kick-Off


7:30am – 5:00pm           Convention Registration

8:00am – 4:00pm           Research/Outreach Poster Session

7:00am – 8:30am           Exhibitor Trade Show Set Up

8:30am – 5:00pm          Trade Show Open

8:00am – 10:00am         Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 1

10:00am – 11:00am        Poster Session authors on hand to discuss research topics with viewers

10:00am – 10:15am        Coffee Break

10:15am – 11:45am         Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 1

Noon – 1:00pm               Buffet Lunch

1:15pm – 2:45pm            Hop Research Council Research Reports – Session 2

2:30pm – 4:30pm           HGA, BOD Executive Committee Mtg

3:00pm – 6:00pm           Hop Research Council Budget Meeting

4:30pm – 5:30pm           Small Grower Council

6:00pm – 9:00pm           Hop Convention Welcome Reception

           Welcome Message from HGW President Martin Olsen, Cascade Cup & Silent Auction Winners

7:00pm – 8:30pm           HRC Silent Auction – Cottonwood Plaza, Cottonwood Room (TBD)


                     Thursday 1/24 – Hop Convention

8:00am – 3:00 pm          Convention Registration

8:30am – 5:00pm           Trade Show Open

5:00pm – 7:00pm           TradeShow Break Down 

7:30am – 9:00am           US Hop Industry Plant Protection Committee Meeting

9:00am – 12:00pm         General Session: Featured Speaker, Lester Jones.  Brewers Panel: Chris Swersey, Bart Watson (Confirmed) and Beer Institute Staff (Invited)

                                          MC: Blake Crosby, HGA President

12:15 – 1:15pm                 Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm           Refreshments available at Trade Show

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Committee Meeting

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Committee Meeting

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Hop Quality Group Meeting

1:30pm – 4:00pm           HGA Annual Business Meeting w/ BA Public Breeding Technical Presentation

1:30pm – 2:00pm           Grower Seminar: MeasureTek

2:15pm – 2:45pm           Grower Seminar: TBD

2:45pm – 3:45pm           Good Bines w/ UC Davis Water Testing

3:45pm – 5:00pm           Grower Seminar: Moss Adams – Federal Tax Reform

4:00pm – 5:00pm           International MRL Harmonization  

6:00pm – 7:00pm           Transportation to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

                                           6:00 pickup at Portola Hotel 

                                           6:15 pickup at Portola Hotel 

                                           6:45 pickup at Portola Hotel

                                           7:00 pickup at Portola Hotel (last call)

6:30pm – 10:30pm        Night at the Monterey Bay Aquarium  

9:00pm – 10:30pm        Transportation to the Portola Hotel

                                           9:00 pickup at Aquarium 

                                          10:00 pickup at Aquarium: 2 buses 

                                          10:30 pickup at Aquarium: 2 buses 


Friday 1/25 – Hop Convention

8:00am – 12:00 noon     Convention Registration

7:30am – 9:00am            Best Practices Advisory Committee    

9:00am – 10:30am          General Session: Merchant Panel – Alex Barth, John I. Haas (confirmed); Blake Crosby, Crosby Hop Farm (confirmed); Louis Gimbel IV, Hopsteiner; Mark Worona, Brewers Supply Group; Mike Goettl, YCH Hops; Gordon Tilley, Charles Faram; Matt Hollingbery, Hollingbery & Son, Inc (invited).

MC: Kevin Riel, HGA Board (invited)      

10:30 – 11:00am              Coffee Break

11:00am – 12:00pm        Featured Speaker: “Weather Risk in the Global Hop Market” by Eric Snodgrass.  Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign  

12:15pm – 1:15pm           Lunch

1:30pm – 5:00pm           BA Individual Group Meeting

1:30pm – 5:00pm           Grower Seminar: Soil Science 

3:00pm                             Refreshment Break

1:30pm – 5:00pm            H2A: Mike Gempler, Washington Growers League           

4:00pm – 5:00pm           Grower Seminar: TBD

6:30pm – 10:30pm         Monterey Beach House Closing Dinner

                                         7 min walk from the Portola Hotel to the Monterey Beach House. 3 min car ride. 


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