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VIRTUAL HARVEST 2021

We’re inviting brewers and beer lovers around the world to be part of our free event. Get to know our team, tour the farms, take on technical advice, and be part of the beer banter in real-time from the comfort of your own couch. We’ll also upload a recording of each session so you won’t have to worry about missing any of the action.

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Welcome

Welcome to our virtual hop harvest. We’re excited to offer brewers and beer lovers around the world an opportunity to get to know our business and the team behind our hops.

VIRTUAL HARVEST PROGRAM

Join us on 1 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Welcome

Welcome to our virtual hop harvest. We’re excited to offer brewers and beer lovers around the world an opportunity to get to know our business and the team behind our hops.

Join us on 3 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Meet Eclipse

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We’re proud to introduce our newest proprietary hop to the brewing world. Eclipse®, formerly known as experimental variety HPA-016, is bursting with sweet mandarin, zesty citrus peel and fresh pine needles.

Guest Brewer

Cornel Ianculovici,
Co-founder and Brewer, Shambles Brewery

Cornel began homebrewing while studying at university, and it slowly but surely took over his life. After suffering a ‘beer life crisis’ he embarked on a career change, from science teacher to brewer.

Join us on 5 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Breeding Facility Tour

Go behind the scenes to see what it takes for a hop to climb the ranks from an experimental variety to a commercial variety.

Guest Brewer

Mark Goldsmith,
Group Manager of Raw Materials, Asahi Premium Beverages

Mark has been involved in many brewing trials during his time in the industry. He knows exactly what it takes for an experimental hop variety to be considered for inclusion in a commercial release beer.

Join us on 8 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Discover Tasmania

There’s a wild little island at the end of the world where people come to leave the chaos of city life behind. It’s worth taking the time to see what else our Tasmanian growing region has to offer.

Join us on 10 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Maximising Fruity Hop Flavours in Beer

Fruit-forward styles have taken the modern beer world by storm. Both hop growers and brewers can work to maximise fruity flavours and aromas in beer by better understanding several key classes of hop compounds and how they behave through the brewing process.

Guest Brewer

Nate Lanier,
Co-founder and Head Brewer, Tree House Brewing

Nate is more in tune with raw materials than anyone we’ve ever met. He specialises in immensely hop-saturated beers that make a great first impression without overstaying their welcome.

Join us on 12 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Brewers around the world backing hops from Australia

We chat to legendary brewers around the world about their favourite hops, innovative brewing techniques, new product development and more.

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Kelly Ryan,
Brewery Manager, Boneface Brewing

Kelly is known and loved in the brewing community. Even after 18 years in the industry, all he wants is for everyone to be able to walk into a bar and find a beer they like to drink.

Join us on 15 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Bushy Park Estates Farm Tour

Bushy Park Estates is a pretty spectacular spot that few brewers get to see. This is your chance to learn a bit of hop history, have a look around the farm, and meet the team behind our crop before we check in with the farm managers for a live harvest update.

Guest Brewer

Brad Rogers,
Director and Chief Brewer, Stone & Wood Brewery

In the brewing universe, Brad is one guy who really knows our Galaxy. He’s an advocate for keeping things simple, and creating a sense of community from one end of the supply chain to the other. 

Join us on 17 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Quality Assurance

We take pride in our hops, and the beers our customers create with them. That’s why we have a no-nonsense Quality Management System in place that is ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP certified. Discover what our certifications mean, and the steps we take to guarantee quality in the final package.

Guest Brewer

Nathan Calman,
Brewery Manager, James Boag Brewery

Nathan is a stickler for quality. He’s been working for Lion since 2007. First, he managed new product development across the company, then moved into production at Tooheys. And now he’s Brewery Manager at James Boag. 

Join us on 19 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Beer Chat

Our Australian and international sales team are live for a casual chat about hops. We’ll pose a series of questions before breaking into smaller groups so you can discuss, raise your own questions, connect with fellow brewers, or simply catch up with new and old friends around the world.

Join us on 22 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Brewing with Green Hops

The opportunity to brew with green hops only comes around once a year. Follow the crew from Hobart Brewing Company as they collect whole, wet cones from the farm and hurry them back to the brewery in pursuit of fresh, vibrant flavours and aromas characteristic of green hop beers. They’ll also join us live to discuss the challenges of brewing with green hops and how they overcome them.

Guest Brewer

Scott Overdorf,
Co-founder and Head Brewer, Hobart Brewing Co

Scott loves making beer. He sees hop harvest as a rare chance to tell a great story about the provenance and unpredictability of green hops in the brewery, and give beer drinkers a new sensory experience every year.

Join us on 24 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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See High Country Victoria

Not far from Melbourne, there’s a place where simple pleasures bubble to the surface. It’s worth taking the time to see what else our Victorian growing region has to offer.

Join us on 26 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Sustainability Initiatives

Our farms are more than fields and hops. They are our communities, customers and employees future. We seriously consider the economic, environmental and social impact of every decision we make, and are taking shared responsibility for a better world by setting meaningful sustainability targets.

Guest Brewer

Richard Adamson,
Non-executive Director, Young Henrys Brewery

Richard is a champion of sustainability. He started with a homebrew kit over 20 years ago, and now his beers are drunk in bars and backyards around the world. But what’s The Algae Project?

Join us on 29 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Forward Contracting

Forward contracts are a critical part of securing your future hop supply and protecting your brewery from market volatility. We consider the importance of forward contracts from the perspective of a hop grower and a brewer, as well as sharing some techniques you can use to forward contract responsibly.

Guest Brewer

David Baxter,
Group Manager of Procurement, Asahi Premium Beverages

David has been in the industry for over 20 years. He has a real passion for understanding the supply chain process from end to end, and improving it wherever possible.

Join us on 31 March 2021, 8am AEDT

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Thank You

Thank you for tuning in to our virtual hop harvest. We hope it leaves you feeling like you know us, our hops, our farms and our processes a little better.