When it comes to education, promotion and support for the hop growing industry in the United States, The American Hop Growers Convention has been a premier event for nearly 64 years. Portland, Oregon will be the hosting city for the 64th annual and it is shaping up to be one of the Hop Growers of America’s most successful events to date. The venue this year is the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel on the Willamette River. The city of Portland has become known as Beervana by craft beer enthusiasts, boasting more than 100 breweries in the metro area alone.
The 2020 American Hop Growers Convention officially kicks off on January 22nd and runs through the 24th. Various beer related events will occur during the convention including a Kick-off Party at Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, “Celebrate Oregon” at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and others. Hospitality events at the Marriott will provide post-event fun and networking opportunities on the 22nd and 23rd. For a complete list of program highlights click here.
This years’ schedule of events will keep attendees busy. With reports from the Hop Research Council, presentations from USDA Agricultural Resource Service and speakers from numerous universities there is sure to be something for everyone. To view the full convention schedule, click here.
Willamette Valley Hops is an official sponsor of the 2020 Convention and will have local representatives on site. We hope to see you there.