The Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing (IHPS) issues one to two numbers of the popular magazine Hmeljar – Hop Grower (ISSN 1318-6183) per year. It is the oldest professional agricultural magazine in Slovenia, having been published since 1935. Since 2008, each issue of the magazine is available online and archived on our website.
The magazine covers events in hop-growing in the current year, professional contributions and advice in the field of hop production and production of medicinal and aromatic plants, photo chronicles, reports from the field in hop growing. Contributions are written mainly by staff of IHPS but there are always some published contributions from external writers.
The editor-in-chief since 1992 has been Martina Zupančič, and the editorial board is composed of staff/experts of IHPS, a hop specialist of the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia and a consultant for rural development at Žalec Municipality.