The John I. Haas team along with other members of the Barth-Haas Group recently returned from the annual American Hop Convention that was held this year in Monterey, California. If you’ve never been to AHC, it is a well-regarded conference that combines the Hop Research Council (HRC) annual meeting and the Hop Growers of America…  Read More


Hops Academy Highlights 2018

Nov 26, 2018 Phil Chou

One of our favorite parts of the annual Hop Harvest in Yakima is being able to meet brewers and industry professionals face to face. It’s an opportunity to not just make new friends, but to share knowledge, discuss industry trends and identify issues that are affecting brewers coast to coast—and around the world. Maybe this…  Read More


A bittersweet CBC in Washington, DC

Jun 20, 2017 Tim Kostelecky

The Craft Brewer’s Conference is a special time of year for everyone at John I. Haas. It continues to be one of the biggest brewing events of the year, and always proves to be a great excuse to share time with friends and customers from around the country. This year’s CBC was particularly bittersweet. Since…  Read More


John I. Haas has a long, storied history developing new hop varieties, and in recent years, that experimentation has been conducted through the Hop Breeding Company (HBC), a joint venture between Haas and Select Botanicals. Today, HBC’s branded hops, including Citra®, Mosaic® and Ekuanot™, are behind some of the most well-regarded beers in the industry….  Read More