2020 Crop Report

After more than a month of cutting, picking, drying, pressing, pelletising and packaging, the numbers are in. HPA harvested 631 hectares across our three farms in 2020, which resulted in a production volume of 1,554 metric tonnes. This was a 42 hectare (7.1%), 81 metric tonne (5.5%) increase year-on-year across six proprietary varieties – Ella™, Enigma™, Galaxy™, HPA-016, Topaz™ and Vic Secret™ –  as well as Cascade and Super Pride. Harvest commenced at the start of March and was completed by early April.

The 5.5% increase in overall production volume will allow us to meet all contractual obligations. Yield was a bit of a mixed bag this year. There were some individual performances that exceeded expectations, including notable increases in Galaxy™ and Topaz™ as well as a bumper crop of HPA-016 in its first year of commercialisation. We’re particularly looking forward to placing this in the hands of as many brewers as possible in the coming years. The rest of the varieties were down, but stayed within the normal range of variation. This was due to the conditions during the growing season rather than reductions in acreage.

Despite an increase in hectares planted and production volume, the highly contracted position of our 2020 crop means that a limited amount of hops will be available in the short-term. We are continuing to move forward with our Buffalo River Valley expansion to improve supply surety and increase varietal diversity.


Join our mailing list and be among the first to know when we have big news to share about our range of Aussie, international and innovative hop products.

Plus, we’ll connect you with a local sales rep so you can get your hands on the hops you need to make awesome beers ASAP.

Your Privacy: By providing us with your personal information you authorise Hop Products Australia (HPA or us) to collect, use, store, dispose and manage that information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and its principles as set out in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the detail at https://www.hops.com.au/privacy-policy/). In particular, we use your personal information and you consent to us using your personal information for the purposes of responding to your query. Generally, we only use or disclose personal information about you for the purposes for which it was collected and where it is sensitive its use will be strictly confined to the purpose of its collection. HPA does not sell, or otherwise trade, your personal information. Our Privacy Policy explains how you may access and correct your personal information, how you can lodge a complaint regarding the handling of your personal information and how HPA will handle any complaint.

Sign up for our Green Hop Program

Sign up for virtual harvest updates