“While Mosaic hops are nothing new, the Incognito process efficiently extracts the aromatic lupulin from the plant material to offer new layers of flavor and aroma for us to play with.” – Ross Koenigs, Research and Development Brewer at New Belgium
HPA’s Managing Director, Tim Lord, has overseen the unprecedented expansion. “It is important that HPA remains responsive to industry trends,” Lord said. “With the Australian Brewing Industry booming, the expansion will allow us to sustain supply locally, and go some distance toward fulfilling the global demand for our proprietary hops.”
This Valentine’s Day, hops were in the air on Capitol Hill when staff from the Brewers Association’s (BA) Technical Resources department, along with brewers, hop growers, and hop suppliers from across the country joined the annual Hop Research Council (HRC) hop and brewing industry coalition hill climb in Washington, D.C…. Staff who attended were treated to a sensory experience by Alex Barth, the CEO of hop supplier John I. Haas.
“In September, hop stocks were up for the third September in a row following being up for the third March in a row. Pete Mahony, vice president of supply chain and purchasing for John I. Haas, Inc., Yakima, said consumption appeared to be keeping pace with supply, a positive sign.”