flyer-inside-final3Craft beer produced and sold in Florida accounted for $875.9 million dollars in 2013 (Brewers Association, 2014). Florida produces approximately 5.4 million gallons of beer annually from its 66 craft breweries. As interest and demand in craft beer has soared, the number of craft breweries has increased significantly (1.5-fold) between 2011 and 2013 alone. As demand for artisanal beer continues to climb, so does the demand for the highest quality, local ingredients. The Florida Hops Consortium is here to foster the development and production of an extremely unique agricultural crop to the Florida craft brewing industry—locally grown Florida hops.