1.) Hops possess some antibacterial qualities.
2.) Hops make beer worth drinking.
3.) Hops also have some folk/herbal medicinal uses, commonly being employed to relieve sleeplessness, anxiety, and restlessness…sort of like beer?
4.) Hop farming is labor intensive. Labor intensive = jobs!
5.) Apparently, they make a lovely fill for pillows. I love sleep, so this seems pretty great.