BarthHaas 2019/2020 Hop Report

Oct 10, 2020
BarthHaas 2019/2020 Hop Report

BarthHaas, the world’s largest supplier of hop products and services, publish an annual report that provides timely statistics on the global hop industry. With each we gain an insight into the latest agronomic and economic trends. As the Australian representative of the group, we are proud to share the BarthHaas 2019/2020 Hop Report with our […]

Now is the time to review your hop requirements

Sep 3, 2020
Now is the time to review your hop requirements

It’s been a rough year for our industry, with many breweries impacted by the unique challenges surrounding COVID-19. As the hop growers in the northern hemisphere enter the throes of hop harvest, the hop growers in the southern hemisphere are seeing their plants emerge from winter dormancy and starting to organise their stringing and training […]

We now supply New Zealand varieties grown by Clayton Hops

Jul 14, 2020
We now supply New Zealand varieties grown by Clayton Hops

As the specialist hop supplier in Australia, we’re always looking to grow our portfolio to offer our customers even greater choice and diversity. For years we’ve been aware of the opportunity on our doorstep, but our commitment to provide quality hops backed by supply surety meant we needed to wait for the right conditions to […]

How to secure your future hop supply

Jul 2, 2020
How to secure your future hop supply

The past five years represent an unprecedented time in the hop industry’s history with demand growing more quickly than growers can accommodate. But the fundamentals of the market have not changed just because everyone is drinking craft beer. Hop growers are still as sensitive to over supply as they ever were, particularly with the recent […]

Stop the import of damaging pests and diseases that could devastate the Australian hop industry

Jun 30, 2020
Stop the import of damaging pests and diseases that could devastate the Australian hop industry

The Australian hop industry is fortunate to be free from many damaging pests and diseases that affect hop production overseas. Protecting this enviable status should be an absolute priority since their import could cost growers millions in lost production, unacceptable brewing quality, control and containment programs. While federal, state and territory governments are responsible for […]

Hop storage techniques that preserve impact in beer

Jun 2, 2020
Hop storage techniques that preserve impact in beer

We recently collaborated with the Independent Brewers Association (IBA) to create a guide to interpreting hop Certificates of Analysis (CoA). A CoA describes the hops at the time of packaging. To preserve their impact in beer, we seal our hops in oxygen barrier laminated foils that have been back-flushed with carbon dioxide. But the degradation […]

Using hop analyses to optimise the brewing process

May 21, 2020
Using hop analyses to optimise the brewing process

They say there’s no such thing as a bad beer, but some do taste better than others. We take pride in our hops, and the beers our customers create with them. That’s why quality management is so important to us. We have a range of quality management procedures in place to ensure our farms and […]

2020 Crop Report: HPA record a 5.5% increase in production volume

Apr 30, 2020
2020 Crop Report: HPA record a 5.5% increase in production volume

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™, […]

Even COVID-19 couldn’t stop us from completing harvest

Apr 9, 2020
Even COVID-19 couldn’t stop us from completing harvest

After more than a month of cutting, picking, drying, pressing, pelletising and packaging, we’re pleased to report that we’ve successfully completed hop harvest, and the early results are looking good. We experienced the normal range of variation on forecast yield, which means we’ll be able to meet our contractual obligations across all varieties. At this […]

We are the flavour makers

Mar 2, 2020
We are the flavour makers

Our Hop Breeding Program began way back in the 1950s when we were all about growing bittering hops. Our primary focus was improving our alpha acid yield until the beginning of the craft beer movement rolled around. As beer drinkers began to move away from malt, bitterness and alcohol content toward flavour, aroma and diversity, […]

Barth Haas January 2020 Hop Science Report

Feb 18, 2020
Barth Haas January 2020 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. See the January 2020 report summary below. For a number of years, we have known that fruity thiols derived from […]

Biosecurity is everybody’s business

Feb 13, 2020
Biosecurity is everybody’s business

Biosecurity plays a critical role in the Australian hop industry. It keeps our hops free from the world’s most damaging pests and diseases. Managing biosecurity is the shared responsibility of our staff and every visitor to our farms, as people can unintentionally carry pests, diseases and weeds without even realising. To limit the risk of […]

Sustainable string theory

Jan 31, 2020
Sustainable string theory

More than 3 million strings were deployed to support crop 2019. If they were laid end-to-end they would stretch more than 20,285km, which is roughly half the Earth’s circumference. This sheer quantity means sourcing sustainable strings is becoming more and more important, particularly as our Victorian expansion progresses and the new plantings begin to mature. […]

Barth Haas December 2019 Hop Science Report

Jan 8, 2020
Barth Haas December 2019 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. See the December 2019 report summary below. Drinking a beer a day has the potential to improve cognitive function. At […]

New boots on the ground

Dec 2, 2019
New boots on the ground

We’re excited to announce that our sales team has new boots on the ground in VIC and WA. Phil Rutjens is our new Sales Rep for VIC and SA, and Brad Nolen is our new Sales Rep for WA and NT. (Back Row, L-R: Michael Capaldo, Owen Johnston, Phil Rutjens, Brad Nolen; Front Row, L-R: […]

Responsible service of water

Nov 20, 2019
Responsible service of water

Our farms are more than fields, poles, strings and hops. They are our communities, customers and employees future. As the largest hop grower in Australia it’s important for us to consider the economic, environmental and social impact of every decision we make, which is why we are working toward a sustainability strategy that complies with […]

Barth Haas October 2019 Hop Science Report

Nov 12, 2019
Barth Haas October 2019 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. See the October 2019 report summary below. Image Credit: Seth Steiling Hop-derived CO2 extract has become an established part of […]

Hop compounds that create fruity and floral flavours in beer

Oct 16, 2019
Hop compounds that create fruity and floral flavours in beer

Fruity and floral aromas are in high demand in the brewing industry at the moment, with a focus on improving the aroma of beer by intensifying or diversifying the flavour profile. Yeast and hops are the main source of fruity and floral aroma compounds in beer. While flavour compound biosynthesis has now been investigated in […]

Barth Haas September 2019 Hop Science Report

Oct 15, 2019
Barth Haas September 2019 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. See the September 2019 report summary below. The various hop growing regions use different kilning procedures post-harvest. A recent study […]

New technology separating the boys from the girls

Oct 3, 2019
New technology separating the boys from the girls

Hops are dioecious, which means there are male and female plants. Only the mature, unfertilised cones of the female plants are harvested for use in beer, as they produce the yield of acids and essential oils that brewers value for their bittering and aromatic properties. Male plants are used when hop breeders wish to cross […]

More flavour hops for Australia

Sep 20, 2019
More flavour hops for Australia

Shifting consumer preferences are encouraging brewers to experiment more than ever before, which has stimulated hop breeding activity around the world, and profoundly changed the use of hops in brewing. Historically, HPA grew and traded mostly bittering hops. In the late 1960s a dedicated Hop Breeding Program was initiated to improve alpha acid yield. Then […]

Barth Haas June 2019 Hop Science Report

Jul 22, 2019
Barth Haas June 2019 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. See the June 2019 report summary below. Many brewers are familiar with hop creep, but the team of Professor Shellhammer […]

2019 Crop Report: HPA record a strong 13% increase in production volume

May 21, 2019
2019 Crop Report: HPA record a strong 13% increase in production volume

After more than a month of cutting, picking, drying and pressing, the numbers are in. HPA harvested 589 hectares across our three farms in 2019, which resulted in a production volume of 1,482 metric tonnes. This was a 46 hectare (8.5%), 170 metric tonne (13%) increase year-on-year across six proprietary varieties – Ella™, Enigma™, Galaxy™, […]

Barth Haas April 2019 Hop Science Report

May 17, 2019
Barth Haas April 2019 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. See the April 2019 report summary below. What’s the most effective way of hunting thiols? After applying three different methods […]

HPA is expanding to meet brewer demand

Jan 23, 2019
HPA is expanding to meet brewer demand

HPA has planted the first 50 hectares at our new farm in Victoria’s Buffalo River Valley. This is just the beginning of a $35million expansion project that aims to increase total hop production by 50% over a period of six years.

HPA launches 2018 harvest

Mar 1, 2018
HPA launches 2018 harvest

Today we launch our 2018 harvest season at our Victorian farm, Rostrevor Hop Gardens. To be followed closely by our Tasmanian location, Bushy Park Estates on Monday 5 March.

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.

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.

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