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 […]
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™, […]
Hop Products Australia is looking for a keen sales rep to join their team.
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.
Hop Products Australia is looking for the newest member of their team.
We don’t typically publish mid-season commentary on the progress and expected outcomes of the hop crop.
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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!
We’re stoked to announce that we have a new addition to the HPA crew this week.