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Researchers, brewers work to bring local hops to local breweries

Water, malt, yeast and hops are the main ingredients for beer. After athree-year study to find what hops can grow in the Natural State researchers, are trying to find if local brewers would use locally grown hops. This could provide another way for producers to diversify their crops, enter an expanding brewery industry and introduce a local flavor in Arkansas’ beer scene.

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Anna Pope is KUAF's growth impact reporter and a Report for America corps member