Oregon continues to produce more wine over time, but its production of beer ingredients may be even more impressive.
Hops are a major agricultural product in Oregon, the number three state behind Washington and Idaho. And the hop harvest over the past five years has zoomed, up 77 percent.
People who know hops say this is probably the peak; there are enough hops to meet the demand, and then some.
Jaki Brophy speaks for hop growers at USA Hops in Yakima, Washington.
Jaki visits with news of the crop and its growth.