We recently sat down with Virgil McDonald, the master brewer at Haas Innovations Brewery in Yakima. Virgil has been developing a number of experimental brews using Haas’s new hop bitter product, FLEX™, a CO2 hop extract designed to be f

Barth Report 2016-2017 is now available!

Aug 7, 2017 Tim Kostelecky

As a member of the Barth-Haas Group, Haas is pleased to announce that the new Barth Report 2016-2017 is now available for download. With this edition, we are celebrating its 140th anniversary of publication. The Barth Report has been a cons

Our Official Guide to Hop Harvest 2017

Aug 1, 2017 Tim Kostelecky

Hop Harvest is almost here, and it is without a doubt our favorite time of the year. We love seeing brewers and hop lovers from around the world gather in John I. Haas’ hometown of Yakima, Washington. Every year, we greet more and more fa

(Re)learning the “Language of Hops”

Jul 24, 2017 Tim Kostelecky

Hops are said to be the soul of beer. But they can be quite difficult to describe, especially when it comes to flavor expression. In the past, this wasn’t quite the challenge it is today, back when hops were mostly a subtle aspect of beer



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