Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley by Peter A. KoppHoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley by Peter A. Kopp

Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette Valley

byPeter A. Kopp

Paperback | September 6, 2016

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The contents of your pint glass have a much richer history than you could have imagined. Through the story of the hop,Hoptopiaconnects twenty-first century beer drinkers to lands and histories that have been forgotten in an era of industrial food production. The craft beer revolution of the late twentieth century is a remarkable global history that converged in the agricultural landscapes of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The common hop, a plant native to Eurasia, arrived to the Pacific Northwest only in the nineteenth century, but has thrived within the region's environmental conditions so much that by the first half of the twentieth century, the Willamette Valley claimed the title “Hop Center of the World.Hoptopiaintegrates an interdisciplinary history of environment, culture, economy, labor, and science through the story of the most indispensible ingredient in beer.
Peter A. Koppis Assistant Professor of History at New Mexico State University, where he also serves as Director of the Public History Program.
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Title:Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon's Willamette ValleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:September 6, 2016Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520277481

ISBN - 13:9780520277489

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Defining Hoptopia
1 • Wolf of the Willow
2 • Valley of the Willamette
3 • Hop Fever
4 • Hop-Picking Time
5 • Hop Center of the World
6 • Th e Surprise of Prohibition
7 • Fiesta and Famine
8 • Aft er the Hop Rush
9 • Cascade
10 • Hop Wars
Epilogue: Hoptopia in the Twenty-First Century

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"Peter Kopp digs into the history and agriculture of growing hops for beer. He begins with the ancient development of the vine, explores how it came to be used to preserve beer and how it has grown into the craft beer flavor factor to the nth degree. . . . Fascinating."