How Hops interacts with Alcoholic beverages

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Studies report that hops may cause sedation, which may enhance the effects of alcoholic beverages. Use with caution. (1)

These drugs include beer, wine, hard liquor, mixed drinks


  1. Wohlfart R, et al. Detection of Sedative-Hypnotic Active Ingredients in Hops. 5. Degradation of Bitter Acids to 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol, a Hop Constituent With Sedative-Hypnotic Activity. Arch Pharm (Weinheim). 1983;316(2):132-37.