Eclipse® is a contender for rookie hop of the year in 2021
Appellation Beer has named 3 contenders for rookie hop of the year in 2021. They are pitting Talus™ from the US against Nectaron® from New Zealand and our own Eclipse® from Australia.
New boots on the ground in QLD
We’re excited to announce that Simeon Bonetti has joined our team as the new Sales Rep for QLD. Sim has more than 10 years experience in the craft beer industry.
Introducing Eclipse®
We’re proud to introduce the newest proprietary variety from our hop breeding program. Eclipse® is a big-hitting, fruit-forward flavour hop bursting with sweet mandarin, zesty citrus peel and fresh pine needles.
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 come along.
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.
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.
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 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.

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