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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.