|Earliest written record of the cultivation of hops, describes a hop garden near Geisenfeld in the Hallertau region of Germany.
|9th - 12th centuries
|European hops cultivation centered around Bohemia, Slovenia and Bavaria.
|The oldest surviving written record of the use of hops in beer is by Abbess Hildegarde of St. Ruprechtsberg: "If one intends to make beer from oats, it is prepared with hops."
|early 16th century
|Hops are introduced to British beers.
|The first hops garden was in production in America, on Manhatten.
|Hops cultivation had spread to Louisiana in America.
|end of the 18th century
|New England was well suited to hops cultivation, and by the end of the 18th century, hops was being exported from Massachusettes to France and Germany.