The mission of the Ohio Hop Growers Guild is to unify, grow , educate and protect the Ohio hops growing community, to increase sales of Ohio grown hops through promotions, marketing, public and industry awareness , and to monitor and assure a sustainable hops industry within the state of Ohio.
The Ohio Hop Growers Guild (OHGG) is a growing group of over 70 current or future independent hop growers across the state of Ohio. We began considering formation in the summer of 2014, after a number of us had met several times at Ohio State University sponsored hop growing events, and agreed that we could benefit from a more formal organizational structure. Thus, the idea of a growers' guild was born in order to expand our networking, both internally and externally; to agree on common quality standards and assurance; to share information, training, and education; to jointly advocate for and market our product; and improve access to resources and cut costs; with one crosscutting theme: quality.
Our members currently have over 30,000 hop plants under cultivation, with over 20 varieties. In 2015, over 30 beers were brewed in Ohio using OHGG member's hops.