Hops are the ingredient that kick-started the modern craft beer boom. But how are modern hop varieties bred? Matt Kirkegaard learns the art and science of hop breeding from HPA’s hop breeder Dr Simon Whittock.
Wondering why he had such a passion for making beer, brewer Stuart Ritchie dug into his family history and found that he literally had hops in his blood…
The Tasmanian hop harvest started this week with the now annual picking of hops for Cascade’s First Harvest Ale. The Foster’s-owned brewery describes Cascade First Harvest as “a celebration of the freshest and best of the Tasmanian harvest and uses only the first hops and barley of the season.” “It was the first beer produced… Read more →