Sydney Brewery crowned champion of the 2021 Royal Queensland Beer Awards
In 2021, The Royal Queensland Beer Awards invited top brewers from around Australia to compete for national recognition. Supported by a team of brewers, beer writers and industry figures, the competition has become a respected guide for beer drinkers.
Interpreting hop certificates of analysis
Understanding hop analysis is key to producing beer of consistent quality. Hops are a natural ingredient produced by a highly specialised horticultural system in temperate regions around the world, which means they are subject to seasonal and lot-by-lot variations.
BarthHaas January 2021 Hop Science Report
The latest instalment of the Hop Science newsletter has arrived from Dr. Christina Schoenberger of Barth Haas. With each, we gain an insight into the latest science, innovations and discoveries from research conducted worldwide.
Range Brewing win big at the 2020 Indie Beer Awards
The independent beer scene is booming right now, and Queensland brewers are producing some of the best beers in the country. From small producers brewing for their local community to large producers brewing for interstate and international markets, they represent some of the most innovative and highly awarded beers in 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.
Blasta Brewing continues their successful beer awards season
The West Australian (WA) beer scene has experienced a resurgence in recent years because of a few visionary brewers who responded remarkably well to growing consumer demand for more flavour, quality ingredients, and greater choice. Blasta Brewing is leading the pack after winning West Australian State Champion at the 2020 Indie Beer Awards.
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.
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.
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 teams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Responsible service of water
Our farms are more than fields, poles, strings and hops. They are our communities, customers and employees future.