Organic Beer Must Be Brewed With Organic Hops (Because it Wasn’t Before)

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Now the hops have to be organic too!

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) recently updated the laws regarding organic beer. Hops must be organic in order for the beer to be sold under the USDA certified organic label. According to EcoCentric, the exemption was not motivated by microbrewers but rather larger brewers that wanted to be able to sell their product under the organic label without having to pay for organic hops. Budweiser lobbied vigorously to ensure that organic hops would not be required…

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