Steve Carpenter, Chief Operations Officer at Yakima Chief-Hopunion, joins James and Pete to discuss current trends in the hop sector and the challenges facing growers in a rapidly evolving craft beer market.
Craft brewers are increasingly embracing advanced hop products as more efficient use of ingredients becomes a necessity for their businesses, says YCH Hops’ Steve Carpenter.
There are hop varieties in the pipeline that can impart completely unprecedented flavour characters to beer, according to pioneering hop breeder Jason Perrault.
Brewing ingredients supplier Bintani has confirmed the appointment of Justin Fox, who was previously head brewer at Colonial Brewing Company.
The marketing benefits of kegs displaying a brewer’s own eye-catching branding are commonly overlooked, according to Bintani Australia.
Brewing ingredients supplier Bintani Australia has successfully expanded into keg leasing, which the company argues offers major benefits for breweries looking to free up capital.