Michael Capaldo joins team HPA

Dec 21, 2017
Michael Capaldo joins team HPA

We’re excited to announce that former Sydney Brewery and Lovedale Brewery Head Brewer, Michael Capaldo, has joined the team as a Sales Representative. In this role, Michael will be working to provide on-the-ground support to brewers across News South Wales and Queensland, and expanding the team of Sales and Marketing Manager, Owen Johnston, and Sales […]

Barth Haas June 2017 Hop Science Report

Aug 11, 2017
Barth Haas June 2017 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide. If you would like to discuss any of these articles further, please get in touch.

The Barth Report 2016/2017

Aug 4, 2017
The Barth Report 2016/2017

Each year the Barth-Haas Group, of which HPA is a proud member, publish the Barth Report. This year is the celebration of the 140th edition of the report, a long-lasting constant in an industry that has gone through a process of change again and again.

Are you a hop aficionado? HPA is on the hunt for a new Sales Rep

Jul 24, 2017
Are you a hop aficionado? HPA is on the hunt for a new Sales Rep

Hop Products Australia is looking for a keen sales rep to join their team.

Breeding Hops with Character

Jul 13, 2017
Breeding Hops with Character

HPA has a long history of breeding hops with character. Through our breeding program, we’re constantly investing in research to find new cultivars that can be grown, harvested and processed in Australia to produce top quality hops. This research associated with the program allows us to understand the inheritance, molecular genetics, physiology and chemistry of […]

Barth Haas May 2017 Hop Science Report

Jul 11, 2017
Barth Haas May 2017 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide. If you would like to discuss any of these articles further, please get in touch.

Barth Haas April 2017 Hop Science Report

Jun 15, 2017
Barth Haas April 2017 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide. If you would like to discuss any of these articles further, please get in touch.

Barth Haas March 2017 Hop Science Report

May 12, 2017
Barth Haas March 2017 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide. If you would like to discuss any of these articles further, please get in touch!

Hop Products Australia Releases 2017 Crop Report

May 9, 2017
Hop Products Australia Releases 2017 Crop Report

Upon finalising the result from the March harvest, we’re happy to present the Hop Products Australian 2017 Crop Report.

Barth Haas January 2017 Hop Science Report

Feb 8, 2017
Barth Haas January 2017 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide. If you would like to discuss any of these articles further, please get in touch.

The Green Hop Program is back for the 2017 harvest

Dec 12, 2016
The Green Hop Program is back for the 2017 harvest

The countdown is on, it won’t be long until green hops are hitting brewery floors around the country*- yes, hops straight off the bine.

Talking Green Hops With Scott Overdorf

Dec 12, 2016
Talking Green Hops With Scott Overdorf

This year, in the peak of harvest, boxes of wet hops made their way around the country. And next year, we’re doing it all again. Fresh hops, straight off the bine, will be hitting brewhouses across Australia.

Barth Haas October / November 2016 Hop Science Report

Dec 5, 2016
Barth Haas October / November 2016 Hop Science Report

We bring you the latest two instalments of the Hop Science report from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide.

Dave Edney joins the team

Sep 28, 2016
Dave Edney joins the team

We’re excited to announce that former Mountain Goat Head Brewer, Dave Edney, has joined the team as a Sales Representative.

Barth Haas August 2016 Hop Science Report

Sep 14, 2016
Barth Haas August 2016 Hop Science Report

The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide.

The Barth Report 2015/2016

Aug 4, 2016
The Barth Report 2015/2016

Each year the Barth-Haas Group, of which HPA is a proud member, publish the Barth Report. A summary of the past 12 months in the worldwide hop market, the Barth Report has been published annually with few exceptions since 1877.

Understanding the contribution of hop to beer flavour – a search for the Holy Grail

Jul 22, 2016
Understanding the contribution of hop to beer flavour – a search for the Holy Grail

This week the Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) kicked off their fifth Australian Craft Brewers Conference (ACBC) and Craft Beer Awards.

Barth Haas June 2016 Hop Science Report

Jul 14, 2016
Barth Haas June 2016 Hop Science Report

With each Hop Science newsletter from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of the Barth Haas Group, we get an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted across the globe.

Barth-Haas 2016 Hop Market and Crop Development Report

Jul 5, 2016
Barth-Haas 2016 Hop Market and Crop Development Report

Worldwide hop acreage grows by almost 4.000 ha (+7.8%) to 55.509 ha.

Fancy a career in beer? HPA is on the hunt for a new Sales Rep

Jun 1, 2016
Fancy a career in beer? HPA is on the hunt for a new Sales Rep

Hop Products Australia is looking for the newest member of their team.

Hop Products Australia 2016 Crop Report

May 4, 2016
Hop Products Australia 2016 Crop Report

On 1 April the last trailer rolled into our Tasmanian picking shed at Bushy Park Estate’s, marking the end of HPA’s 2016 hop harvest.

2016 Hop Harvest season farm update

Mar 21, 2016
2016 Hop Harvest season farm update

An update on the current 2016 Hop Harvest season.

Extreme weather expected to affect 2016 crop yields

Dec 15, 2015
Extreme weather expected to affect 2016 crop yields

We don’t typically publish mid-season commentary on the progress and expected outcomes of the hop crop.

What’s been happening on-farm?

Dec 15, 2015
What’s been happening on-farm?

So you’ve been out on-farm during harvest, likely picked a few fresh cones off the bine, and smelt like hop oils for the rest of the day.

Ella and Topaz shine at the IV International Humulus Symposium

Oct 7, 2015
Ella and Topaz shine at the IV International Humulus Symposium

A collective of brewers is a feast. A group of scientists, a sample or a force (although much debated). But a community of hop scientists?

Owen Johnston talking 2015 Barth Report with Brews News

Aug 31, 2015
Owen Johnston talking 2015 Barth Report with Brews News

Following the release of this year’s Barth Report, Owen Johnston spoke to Matt and Pete from Brews News about all things hops related.

On Green Hops: Ben Kraus, Bridge Road Brewers

Jun 17, 2015
On Green Hops: Ben Kraus, Bridge Road Brewers

Wet hop brews are seen as a holy grail to many in the industry. We asked Ben Kraus of Bridge Road, who has been using our fresh hops for a number of years, for some advice.

Celebrating the 150th Hop Harvest in Tasmania

May 27, 2015
Celebrating the 150th Hop Harvest in Tasmania

In 2015 Bushy Park Estates in Tasmania, Australia celebrated it’s 150th consecutive hop harvest.

We’re growing production by 50% over the next three years.

Mar 31, 2015
We’re growing production by 50% over the next three years.

As you may have read in the press, we recently announced a $15 million investment in our hop growing operations. As you may have read in the press (see the link below), we recently announced a $15 million investment in our hop growing operations; Rostrevor Hop Gardens in Victorian and Bushy Park Estates in Tasmania. […]

Meet the Brewer: Mike Magee, Eight Degrees Brewing

Dec 13, 2014
Meet the Brewer: Mike Magee, Eight Degrees Brewing

Mike Magee. Yep with a name like that, he could only be Irish. We first came across him mid-celebration at the World Beer Cup in Denver this year.

Meet the Brewer: Will Tatchell, Van Diemen Brewing

Jul 9, 2014
Meet the Brewer: Will Tatchell, Van Diemen Brewing

Meet Will – not only Van Dieman’s brewer but also owner, delivery driver, sales rep, barman and Dad to two next gen brewers.

Introducing Enigma™..

Jul 2, 2014
Introducing Enigma™..

..the newest member of our HPA flavour hop family.

Hops with how much character? Quantifying the genetics

Jun 27, 2014
Hops with how much character? Quantifying the genetics

So this is one of those posts where we get technical. This is not a photo of random wildlife on our farms, or a sheep in the gardens, working on her hop-chops.

Meet the Brewer: Richard Adamson, Young Henrys

May 16, 2014
Meet the Brewer: Richard Adamson, Young Henrys

Normally when you read ‘Meet the Brewer’ on our blog you’d think we’d be talking to said brewer about beer..

HPA and beer industry come together to support beyondblue: Man Therapy

Mar 31, 2014
HPA and beer industry come together to support beyondblue: Man Therapy

After nearly two weeks of constant bidding, the gavel came down on our inaugural 2014 Premiere Crop of the Hops online charity auction on March 13, 2014 with a total of $10,000 raised for beyondblue: Man Therapy. Thanks to a phenomenal effort from local and international brewers who were keen for a slice of 2014’s […]

A bit about beyondblue

Feb 14, 2014
A bit about beyondblue

Want to know why we chose to support beyondblue for our Premiere Crop of the Hops Charity Auction? Here’s some more information on this great cause.

Hop Topic: Don’t be a pest!

Feb 11, 2014
Hop Topic: Don’t be a pest!

A look at Integrated Pest Management.

Simply Hops Collaborates with Bridge Road Brewers

Jan 20, 2014
Simply Hops Collaborates with Bridge Road Brewers

By now you’ll be pretty familiar with our Galaxy® hop as well as the high regard we have for our mate Ben Kraus from Bridge Road Brewers. So when we heard he was brewing a collaboration beer with De Struise Brewers (Belgium), we were excited to see (and taste) what they’d come up with.

Topaz: another jewel in HPAs crown

Dec 23, 2013
Topaz: another jewel in HPAs crown

Ask people what they associate with the word ‘Topaz’ and you’ll receive all sorts of answers…

Hop Topic: Gland Profiling

Dec 10, 2013
Hop Topic: Gland Profiling

Are your glands up?

Meet The Brewer: John Allen, BrewDog

Nov 26, 2013
Meet The Brewer: John Allen, BrewDog

Readers, meet John Allen, Senior Brewer at Scottish craft brewery BrewDog.

Specialty hops are taking over the world

Nov 11, 2013
Specialty hops are taking over the world

For decades, hop production has been dominated by mainstream bittering varieties, yet now, as the craft market demand for our proprietary hops increases, things are changing. As a part of this shift, we’ve undertaken one of the largest replanting schemes in hop history – propagating some 200,000 hop plants.

There’s Something About Ella…

Nov 1, 2013
There’s Something About Ella…

Have you met Ella® before? She’s recently come back from meeting the world’s brewing community at Drinktec in Munich, where she’s been crowned top of the hops. Well, not literally, but she did garner the Consumer Choice award so we thought we’d give her a well-earned moment in the blogosphere’s spotlight!

Men with Character: Owen Johnston joins the HPA crew

Oct 18, 2013
Men with Character: Owen Johnston joins the HPA crew

We’re stoked to announce that we have a new addition to the HPA crew this week.

Hop Correspondent: Dean Monshing

Aug 30, 2013
Hop Correspondent: Dean Monshing

Hops are as much a part of the Monshing family as they are of beer.

Enter Dean Monshing, Business Unit Manager at Simply Hops (our UK counterpart) and a fourth generation Monshing to grow up on our Rostrevor Hop Gardens.

Hop Topic: Dry Hopping

Aug 14, 2013
Hop Topic: Dry Hopping

Dry hopping is a science unto itself, but through experimentation we’ve seen (and tasted) great results. It’s used to add hop oil character that is otherwise impossible to achieve with kettle additions.

Meet the Brewer: Russ Gosling, Little Creatures Brewing

Aug 9, 2013
Meet the Brewer: Russ Gosling, Little Creatures Brewing

Like Little Creatures Head Brewer Russ Gosling, we’re big fans of the Perth craft beer scene, which lured him from the other side of the world to Little Creatures eight years ago.

Meet the Brewer: Ben Kraus, Bridge Road Brewers

Aug 8, 2013
Meet the Brewer: Ben Kraus, Bridge Road Brewers

Beechworth mightn’t be your first stop on a craft beer tour of Australia, but our friends at Bridge Road Brewers ought to be if you’re in the area.

Want to work with HPA?

Jul 30, 2013
Want to work with HPA?

Could the world’s best job be waiting for you?

Meet the Brewer: Brad Rogers, Stone & Wood

Jul 30, 2013
Meet the Brewer: Brad Rogers, Stone & Wood

In the brewer universe, Stone & Wood’s Director and Chief Brewer Brad Rogers really knows his Galaxy.

CBIA Australian Craft Beer Conference

May 25, 2013
CBIA Australian Craft Beer Conference

Talking hop at the Australian Craft Beer Industry Association.

Hop Products Australia 2013 Crop Report

May 6, 2013
Hop Products Australia 2013 Crop Report

Overview of the 2013 Hop Harvest from Managing Director Tim Lord.

HPA in The Australian

Mar 13, 2013
HPA in The Australian

Our hops were featured in The Australian at harvest.