Glossary

Common Hop, Beer, & Brewing Terms

We've compiled this list of common terms, acronyms, and abbreviations used in the brewing industry.

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Rhizome

A somewhat elongate usually horizontal subterranean plant stem that is often thickened by deposits of reserve food material, produces shoots above and roots below, and is distinguished from a true root in possessing buds, nodes, and usually scale-like leaves; hop rhizomes are root cuttings from a hop vine.