Learning to homebrew
Since hops are technically a flower, they DO NOT have gluten.
Gluten is found inside cereal grains, like barley, which is commonly found in beer!
The ‘lupulus’ in the hops’ plant’s scientific name is Latin for a small wolf.
It was given this name because of its tendency to strangle other plants as a wolf would a sheep.
Although similar to a vine, hops are technically ‘bines’ that can climb up to 20 feet off of the ground during a season.
Hops, whether in beer or tea, have been used to treat insomnia and anxiety as it promotes relaxation.
Hops are naturally antimicrobial, helping beer last longer. In fact, IPAs were created when sailors added extra hops to their beer to survive long passages.