What Are Hops?

Beer school: what are hops? | The Craft Beer Channel

Have you ever talked to a beer connoisseur and wondered: What the heck are hops?

Hops are everywhere in the beer scene and for good reason. Not only were they originally used as a natural preservative for shipping beer around, they pack a lot of flavour. We use different hops in both our beer recipes and for different reasons: Each variety of hop will add its own aroma and taste. 

This handy video explains the basics of hops and how they are used in beer. It even looks at the Czech Saaz hop, one of the varieties that we use in our Loose Lips Lager. Enjoy!