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.
This week in Beer is a Conversation we chat with Owen Johnston, Sales and Marketing Manager at Hop Products Australia and ex- Head Brewer of Moo Brew, about the 2017 Australian hop harvest.
In Episode 117 we talk with Select Botanicals Group CEO and fourth generation hop farmer and breeder, Jason Perrault. Based in the Yakima Valley in Washington, USA, Jason is paying a visit the lands down under for the annual hop harvest.
This special edition of Radio Brews News features a discussion panel that took place back in May during Good Beer Week called Brewers and Growers, featuring an expert panel of guests from the worlds of brewing, hops, malt and barley,
Australian Beer Company co-owner Casella Family Brands has dismissed as “speculation” reports it is investigating setting up a hop farm and/or brewery in Tasmania.
Craft brewers may not like the idea of hop extracts, but the global hop shortage may mean they are forced to embrace them, according to Hopco managing director Sandy Ross.
The active ingredient in hops may not be addictive but it is certainly habit-forming for beer drinkers, says Institute of Brewing and Distilling president, Professor Charlie Bamforth.
4 Pines Brewing Company has attributed a moderate price increase on kegs of its flagship Pale Ale to rising prices for Citra hops.
This week we catch up with Owen ‘OJ’ Johnston from Hop Products Australia and David Golding from Red Hill Brewery.
The emergence of proprietary hops that are exclusive to particular producers may be cause for concern, the US Brewers Association says.