You could say that Haas is North America’s leading hops supplier. And that would be true. But what’s also true is that Haas is a lot more than a hops supplier. We are also a breeder, a research brewery, a loyal partner and, most of all, innovators – tireless professionals who are passionate about helping you brew great-tasting beer.
As a member of the Barth-Haas Group – the world’s largest supplier of hops, hop products and services – Haas has the global reach to offer the products, tools, services and supply assurance you need to brew successful beers. And isn’t that why you’re here?
Haas is a proud member of the Barth-Haas Group, the world's largest supplier of hops, hop products and services. The Group is family owned and is active on all continents. With offices in Germany, the United States, Australia, Switzerland, China and the United Kingdom, they are ideally placed to meet the needs of brewers, large and small, wherever they are located.
Barth-Haas group is active in all parts of the supply chain from growing to recipe development and beer appreciation. Whether it be breeding or cultivation, quality assurance or the application of high performance hop products, Barth-Haas is there. www.BarthHaasGroup.com/en/
Explore the companies that make up the Barth-Haas Group.
Joh. Barth & Sohn is the market leader in hop trading and processing in Germany. The company strives to increase their knowledge regarding the application potential of hops and to set standards. www.barthhaasgroup.com/johbarth/en
Hop Products Australia in Hobart/Tasmania grows and processes hops for the domestic and world markets. The company pursues an intensive research programs concentrating on breeding new aroma and alpha varieties. www.hops.com.au
Barth-Haas UK Ltd., with one facility in the United Kingdom is the centre of excellence in the group for Hop Oils and Hop Aroma Products. Barth-Haas UK Ltd. also manufactures the full range of advanced products on behalf of the group at its facility.
BetaTec Hop Products is the application arm of the Barth-Haas Group. BetaTec knows how to put the amazing natural compounds found within the hops cone to work. BetaTec focuses on the technical support needed to apply these hop compounds to new applications that extend beyond the traditional brewing base. https://betatec.com/
Like many of our innovative hop varieties, the history of Haas is a cross-pollination – a careful combination of people, agronomy, technology and innovation that has resulted in a company that constantly evolves to meet the needs of our customers.
It all started in 1914 when a young man from Britain, born to Austrian-American parents, found himself waiting tables in Nuremberg, Germany. His name was John I. Haas. One of his regular patrons was a mid-sized hop trader by the name of Mr. Bing who saw a spark in John (or John I., as his friends called him). Mr. Bing’s dream of expanding his hop business into the US would finally become a reality by engaging this energetic young man to do it. But John I.’s entrepreneurial spirit was too strong to contain and John I. soon realized that he was going to be the master of his own success and founded the company of John I. Haas, Inc.
1914 was all but a fortunate choice of year to found a company. It was the beginning of World War I, which was followed by Prohibition and Depression – all not conducive to support a start-up hop business. But despite all odds, his business grew because of his initiative to look for customers outside the United States. In particular, John I. built strong relationships with Canadian brewers who, not surprisingly, were benefiting greatly from American Prohibition. In 1925, Haas acquired its first hop farm in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia (which eventually grew to 1,300 acres). By 1931, John I. sensed a change in what the world’s brewers were looking for. Up to that time, the most endearing quality of American hops was their low price (based on efficient farming units and strong yields) but their quality was dismal.John I. set out to change that paradigm by buying a farm in Yakima, Washington and implementing a program to reduce the seed content and improve the picking quality of his hops.
In addition to his excellent timing (1933 was the repeal of Prohibition), brewers responded so favorably to his quality oriented hop farms (branded as Yakima and improve Golding Farms) that Haas eventually became the largest private hop grower in the world with 25 farms and almost 4,000 acres.
Over the next 40 years, Haas maintained its leadership position in America as it transitioned to the next generation. Fred Haas took over from John I. in 1964 and continued his quest of delivering quality hops to brewers around the world. During Fred’s time at the helm of the company, Haas expanded its product portfolio into extracts, which laid the foundation for innovative refined hop products for the next decades. It was the US processing capabilities of Haas that peeked the interest of another market leader, namely Joh. Barth & Sohn, Germany, under the leadership of Henry Barth. As much as Henry Barth and John I. were the fiercest of competitors, Fred Haas was able to find common ground and, having no children of his own, saw a continuation of his company in the hands of the Barth family that started in the hop business already in 1794.
The result was that in 1977, John I. Haas became part of the Barth-Haas Group – the world’s leading hops supplier.
In the years that followed, Haas maintained our passion for innovation. In the 1980’s, we began the first private hop breeding program in the industry. In the next decade, we introduced the breakthrough hop varieties Chelan and Millennium. And at the beginning of the new century, we partnered with Select Botanicals LLC to create a joint venture called the Hop Breeding Company LLC which created the highly successful varieties Citra®, Mosaic® and Equinox™.
Today, the John I. Haas company continues to lead the way. In 2013, Haas opened the Innovations Brewery inside our recently opened Innovations Center in Yakima, Washington. This 2.5- hectoliter research brewery has the advanced capabilities that allow our brewmasters to work with commercial brewers large and small to develop beer formulations that utilize new hop varieties, hop products and innovative flavor concepts.
In 2014, Haas celebrated our 100th anniversary. And while a lot has changed since John I. started his hops business back in 1914, we are certain that if he were alive today, he would see the same obsession with innovation, quality and service for which he set the standard from the very beginning.
While John I. Haas buys many of the hops we sell from high-quality partner growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, we also grow, breed and harvest hops on our own farm in Yakima, Washington. The Yakima Golding Farm is home to 1,600 acres of trellised fields, harvesting facilities, hop kilns and bailing operations. It is also home to some of the most knowledgeable hop agronomy experts who put their education and passion to work in a never-ending drive for quality and efficiency. It’s been that way since John I. pioneered the world’s first seedless hop back on some of these very same fields in 1931. And it remains that way today as our team oversees the growth of the most sought-after hop varieties in the world.
Victor Algazzali joined John I. Haas technical team as a Flavor Chemist in 2014. His primary responsibilities are flavor research, R&D, and sensory analysis – helping enhance our understanding of the chemistry of hop flavor in beer. Victor’s higher education is related directly to his profession in that he received his M.S. at Oregon State University studying hop oxidation and its impact on beer quality. Victor works to better understand the chemistry of hop flavor in beer. Not only does Victor utilize his flavor talents just for hops and beer, but he is also an accomplished chef, preparing fine meals to accompany various beer styles.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Originally part of the Barth-Haas Group in Germany, Alfredo Almeida joined John I. Haas, Inc. in 2009 as Director of International Sales, covering the Latin American market. Prior to joining Haas, Alfredo worked for AmBev in Brazil, Molson Canada, Pernod Ricard Canada and the Growing Power Group in Canada, holding various positions in production such as a Brewmaster, Beer Production Manager, Distillery & Grain Operations Manager and positions in General Management. Alfredo holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, a Masters Degree in Brewing from the VLB Berlin, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Jeff is originally from Spokane Washington and started at Haas in 2015 in his current role as an Assistant Research Brewer, responsible for many of the day-to-day activities in the brewery and beer analysis. Jeff also helps with the sensory group in the flavor evaluation of beer. Having spent eight years as an avid home brewer, Jeff brings valuable experience to the Haas brewing group. Jeff earned a B.Sc. degree in chemistry from Central Washington University and is an active member of the American Chemical Society and Brewers Association. He contributes to the community as a volunteer at the Yakima Humane Society and the Yakima Valley Pet Rescue. Jeff loves seeing a beer go from start to finish, and sharing the final product with people he knows will enjoy it. Dopplebock is his favorite beer.
Alexander Barth is Chief Executive Officer of John I. Haas, Inc., and partner at Joh. Barth & Sohn, the world’s leading supplier of hop products and related services. The company, founded in 1794, is in its eighth generation of family ownership. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Alex served as Executive Vice President of Supply Chain Management where he was responsible for expanding the strong, multi-generational grower relationships John I. Haas continues to enjoy in the United States. Earlier roles included oversight of the company’s significant hop farm production as well as key customer accounts.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Soil Science from Oregon State University.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Dr. Alex Byelashov has served as Vice President of Innovations at John I. Haas since May 2016. He currently oversees the Company Breeding, Brewing, and R&D programs. Prior to joining John I. Haas team, Alex led the Product Development at Omega Protein, a publicly-traded nutrition company. He has a diverse background in food science, technology, and business. Alex holds Master’s degrees from Iowa State University and Yale University, and a PhD from Colorado State University. A one-time merchant marine, Alex now enjoys exploring the adventures afforded by the Pacific Northwest with his family.
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Micah, a Yakima native, is the Haas Midwest Key Account Manager, serving craft breweries from Minnesota to Texas and Western Canada. Joining Haas early in 2016, Micah honed his interpersonal and communications skills with a 15-year stint as a radio broadcaster and three terms as mayor of Yakima. He understands the importance of the Yakima Valley when it comes to hops and our influence in the brewing industry.
Micah appreciates Haas’ team approach and commitment to customer service, innovation and environmental sustainability, and he’s worked hard to broaden his understanding of the industry. Most recently, he successfully completed the MBAA Brewing and Malting Science Course at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Away from work, Micah continues to support the Yakima community and serves as a board member for Sozo Sports of Central Washington, a multipurpose sports complex in the Yakima Valley.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Phil was born on the East Coast but spent his formative years in Southern California. An organic chemist by training, his academic journey spanned stops at the University of Utah (B.S.), University of Wyoming (M.S.), and University of Minnesota (Ph.D.). After starting his professional career at a chemical company, Phil saw the light and transitioned into the fermented beverage industry. His first foray into the beer world was working as a hop chemist at Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, WI. Wine was next on the list, as he ventured into the realm of grape and wine chemistry at E.&J. Gallo Winery in Modesto, CA. It was then back to beer when Phil became a founder and the head brewer of a small craft brewery in Vancouver, WA. After selling the Brewery, he joined the Research & Development Department of Gusmer Enterprises in Fresno, CA. Phil then came full circle back to his hop roots becoming the Director of Research & Development at John I. Haas in December 2017.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
As our Corporate Controller, Stephanie oversees all accounting, analysis and office administration functions for Haas as well as our various joint ventures and US affiliates. In her analysis role, Stephanie draws upon her 25 years of hops experience to ensure the Company’s strategies and activities are on solid financial footing. Stephanie has lived in the Yakima Valley for 35 years and has been with Haas since she graduated from Washington State University in 1990 with a BA in Accounting. She is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Tom Davis has served as John I. Haas’s Chief Financial Officer since 2004. Tom has ultimate responsibility over all finance, information technology, human resource and legal functions.
Prior to joining Haas, Tom held several senior finance and accounting positions including CFO of Xybernaut Corporation and Director of Finance at MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. Tom began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.
Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with honors from James Madison University (BBA 1991). He serves as a Trustee for the Oregon College of Art and Craft.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
John Forte joined John I. Haas in September of 2014 and oversees all sales, research & development, and marketing activity for the BetaTec division globally. In addition to his responsibilities at BetaTec, John is a member of the Haas Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Haas, John worked for Pure Circle Ltd., holding the position of Vice President Sales of North America, Japan, Australia/New Zealand. John’s career spans over a 20-year period in the global food industry.
John is a graduate of Roosevelt University and has an MBA from Rosemont College along with a Masters in European Food Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
As Global Account Manager at John I. Haas, Lee Galligan’s job is to help brewers get the ingredients they need to brew great beer. After graduating from Drexel University with a Bachelors Degree, Lee began marketing food ingredients with Brenntag AG and Morton Salt. He then went on to earn an MBA at the University of California, Irvine. From there, Lee joined ConAgra Food Ingredients where he marketed spices, seasonings, flavors, garlic and flour. From there it was on to PURAC CSM where he marketed fermented products to food and beverage processors. It was only natural, that his interest in spices and ingredients, combined with his love for beer, led him to John I. Haas. An avid home brewer, Lee completed the UC Davis Brewing course in 2014.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Bob is currently head of Human Resources for John I. Haas, Inc. His educational background includes an undergraduate business degree from Luther College and a graduate degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Loyola University. Prior to Haas, Bob had been the Vice President of Human Resources at Boyd Gaming and The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.
Bob worked at Metropolitan Structures and Jones Lang LaSalle, both global firms and has lived and worked in Canada, Asia and Europe. He has also taught in undergraduate and graduate level programs, including courses at Benedictine University, the College of Southern Nevada and DeVry Institute. He is active in the community in several organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Rotary and the Dispute Resolution Center.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Roy Johnson joined John I. Haas, Inc. in 2013 as the National Sales Manager, dedicated to the sales of hops and hop-related services to the craft brewing segment of the brewing industry. After graduating from Penn State University with a Food Science degree, Roy went on to earn an MBA at the University of Texas. Roy has been dedicated to the beer industry ever since, joining Miller Brewing Company in their Quality Assurance group at their Fulton brewery in 1983 and more recently working for Haffmans as their Beverage Sales Manager. Roy is currently National 2nd VP of the MBAA.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
As Carrie puts it, she’s been here forever! Joining Haas originally in 1989, she’s one of the senior members of our staff as a Sales Administration Lead. With business college education as well as continuing education in customer services and human relations development, Carrie is well suited for her responsibilities with her customers. But she also cares about her community as she and her husband are involved in their church and a number of volunteer and outreach programs benefiting those less fortunate. Carrie enjoys the challenges that come with the communications and cultural quirks when dealing with her international customers, but having similar challenges with her grandson keeps her in tune.
Hannah started with the company early in 2018, but came to John I. Haas with a breadth of industry knowledge and experience. An early interest in wine, beer, and writing quickly grew into a passion for the agricultural industry in her hometown of Yakima, WA. This passion fueled her educational pursuits while at Central Washington University, and her core coursework encompassed both brewing and writing. Since graduating, she has both brewed and published professionally, and has also spent valuable time in the hop industry. Hannah enjoys the challenges the fast-paced hop industry brings on a daily basis, but the customer’s story and experience remain her focus.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Pete Mahony has been Director of Supply Chain at Haas since 2012. But hops have been a part of Pete’s life for much longer than that. Pete grew up in the hop growing area of St. Paul, Oregon, and worked for a hop grower during summers while attending Oregon State University. In 1987 he began working for John Barth & Sohn in Hubbard, Oregon, as a hop buyer and also as a plant manager for Westnut in Dundee, an affiliate company of Haas involved in hazelnut products. In 1994 Pete moved to Yakima to work at the John I. Haas Extract Plant as an assistant to Jim Stoffer, VP of Operations. When Jim retired in 2000, Pete moved up to a managerial position and continued in that role until being promoted to his current position. Pete also oversees the farming and hop purchasing areas of John I. Haas.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Virgil joined Haas in 2012 and, as brewmaster, is the backbone of the Haas Innovations Brewing program. Prior to coming to Haas, Virgil worked as a Brewer/Brewery Manager and Maltster for over 20 years at various locations throughout North America including both craft and major brewing organizations. His distinctive blend of brewing experience, technical knowhow, and boundless creativity is perfect for his role at Haas developing beer and hops innovations.
Earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Oregon State University in Chemistry and Master of Science degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Utah, Virgil then received his Brewing Diploma summa cum laude from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago. He subsequently completed an internship at Privatbrauerei Ganter in Freiberg Germany.
Virgil’s a storyteller with a quick wit…and is enthusiastic about his craft. Oh, and his favorite beer? The one he’s holding in his hand.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Shannon is a Sales Administration Lead and Logistics Analyst for Haas, and has been with the group since 1999. If it has to do with freight and regulations, logistics, claims and compliance, she’s the go to…and she handles the demands of the position with poise and professionalism. Shannon’s definitely a people person and her laugh is infectious. She enjoys her interactions with her customers, as well as with her colleagues at Haas and friends outside the company. Shannon is a Yakima native with an Associate’s Degree from Yakima Valley Community College and numerous certificates from attending professional seminars and continuing education courses. She likes beer, but don’t offer her anything remotely light – she’s into craft-style, especially porters and stouts.
Daniel is a native Washingtonian from Yakima and currently a Sales Administration Coordinator, responsible for sales customer service and account maintenance. He’s been with Haas since 2015 but has 15 years of experience in sales and customer service. Daniel enjoys home brewing, Sunday football, but a plaque at his desk gives us insight into another passion: “Hunting – it’s not just a hobby…it’s a way of life”. Like many others here at Haas, Daniel enjoys working with our customers and recognizes the uniqueness of hops and brewing, and the smell of hops around the Haas campus keeps him motivated.
Amaey Mundkur is the Eastern Regional Key Account Manager at John I. Haas collaborating with customers on technical innovation, efficiency and process improvement and creating long-term sustainable contracting partnerships within the brewing industry.
Amaey came to John I. Haas after various roles in the brewing industry including Technical Brewer with SABMiller, Business Development and Panel Trainer at AROXA and Director of Brewing Operations at a small brewery just outside Philadelphia.
Amaey earned his MSc. In Brewing and Distilling from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is an active member with the Master Brewers Association and the American Society of Brewing Chemists – where he is part of the programming committee. He is a judge for the World Beer Cup and The Great American Beer Festival.
Random fact: He was part of a team that brewed a beer with 105 unique hop varieties: Aptly named CV, it won 1st place of the Fife Real Ale Festival in 2014!
Outside of work, he enjoys playing golf, waxing poetic about Scotland and its whisky and cooking.
Mindy is a relative newcomer to Haas and the world of hops and brewing, starting with the company in late 2016. She’s originally from Yakima, but hasn’t always lived here – having spent a number of years in the warm climates of California and Florida. Mindy’s work experience includes a customer services position with a fruit company – a good launching point for her responsibilities at Haas. What does Mindy especially like about Haas? “The challenge and intensity”, she says emphatically. Mindy is highly detail oriented and likes to use her brain. With two daughters, a son, and an infant grand-daughter, she certainly keeps up with challenges in the family as well as work. And Mindy’s favorite beer? Without mentioning the brand, it’s a clear bottle beer from Mexico…but it’s really the lime she likes the best. No surprise because Mindy freely admits that she’d rather settle down with a tequila and lime than with a beer.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Jim Ringo is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at John I. Haas. He joined the team in May 2018. Prior to joining John I. Haas team, Jim was the Director of Sales at Land O’Lakes Global Dairy Ingredients where he led the global sales team. Before that, he served as the Vice President, Global Commercial Director and General Manager at Cargill Malt. He has a diverse background in food and crop nutrition, malt production, and business. Jim attended the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from Washington State University. Jim enjoys being involved in his community and has volunteered as a youth baseball, basketball and football coach. Originally from Washington, Jim is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Matthew is a Sales Administration Coordinator for Haas and has been part of the team since 2015. Originally from Yakima, he is a graduate of the University of Washington with degrees in Germanics and Economics. He also studied one year abroad at the University of Freiberg which helped develop his fluency in German. Matthew enjoys tennis and is active in the Yakima tennis community as well as involvement in his church with his wife and family. Prior to Haas, he worked in the tobacco industry and draws the parallel that like tobacco devotees, brewers are passionate about their craft – and Matthew strives to create the best experience for Haas’ customers.
Max is an Assistant Research Brewer as part of the Haas Brewing Team and has been with Haas since 2008. Max started his career at Haas working in the Advanced Products plant as a Production Operator and has held many positions in that department including his most recent role as a Production Supervisor before transitioning to the Research Brewery. Max was born and raised in the Yakima Valley and likes to spend his free time writing and performing his original music as a guitarist/songwriter. He feels one of the greatest joys of working for Haas is knowing that he works for a company that truly wants their employees to excel and grow their career within the company and being surrounded by so many people that share his passion for the hops and brewing industry.
Joe Stark joined John I. Haas as the Vice President of Manufacturing in June of 2015. He oversees manufacturing operations as well as engineering and logistics. Prior to joining Haas, Joe headed a number of global operations in engineering and manufacturing. Joe has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry including dairy, fish, sugar, chili powder, and numerous canning operations. He possesses degrees in Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering. Joe was born and raised in Washington, has spent 30 years working around the world and has finally made it back home.
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Barbara Stone is the Western Regional Sales Manager at John I. Haas partnering with customers on innovation strategies, efficiency improvement and healthy contracting levels. Barbara’s commitment is to fiscal accountability, innovation and problem solving as keys to our customer’s success.
Barbara came to John I. Haas after 15 years in food and beverage manufacturing leading supply chain and production teams. Most recently she spent 5 Years at Ninkasi Brewing Company as their purchasing manager where she oversaw all raw material sourcing and contracting and lead a myriad of initiatives including cost savings initiatives, Lean processes training and managing capital equipment install projects.
Barbara has completed multiple professional and industry specific trainings including HAACP, Agile Scrum Project Management, Lean For Supply Chain, Data Analytics, OSHA 10 and 5S. Outside of work, she enjoys playing golf, a good glass of wine and the Pacific Northwest.
Gregg Tate began his career with John I. Haas in 2016. He oversees the Sales Administration team and also manages business analytics for the company. Born and raised in Yakima, Gregg grew up in the valley’s agricultural industry and developed a true appreciation for hard work and pride in the quality of products grown in the area. Upon graduating with honors from Washington State University, he moved to other areas of the country where he gained valuable business experience being involved in several successful start-up companies over a span of 25 years. With a passion for beer and for hops, he recently returned to Yakima and is excited to be a part of the Barth Haas Group.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Morgan, who grew up in a military family, had the opportunity to experience a lot of a different places during her formative years. Her family settled in the Yakima Valley in 2003, and the hop capital of the US has been her home ever since. Before joining John I Haas, Morgan worked in the fruit industry for 10 years, which gave her valuable experience in customer service and sales. She is highly motivated, creative, detail-oriented, and enjoys a good challenge. Outside of work, Morgan loves spending time with her family and friends, and getting up into the mountains as often as possible. Her favorite beer? She is a Coors Light girl at heart, but enjoys most anything that comes her way.HERE’S TO THAT MOMENT...
Great beer begins with great hops. That’s not telling you anything you don’t know. But what you may not know is that Haas can supply you with just about every type of hop from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re looking for the freshest alphas or the most intriguing aromas, Haas is your source. Use the box to browse our varieties. They’re arranged alphabetically, but you can also filter by region.
Beer is all about flavor. And flavor is all about hops. So whatever flavor you’re trying to create, Haas has the hop products to help make it happen. From classic forms of whole hop cones, hop pellets and CO2 extracts to our more advanced, innovative hop products that add specific flavor and functionality, Haas has it all.
INCOGNITO™ is a 100% all-natural hop product crafted to deliver highly concentrated flavor and aroma while maximizing brewing efficiency and reducing process loss. Citra®, Mosaic® and Ekuanot™ varieties, INCOGNITO™ is easy to use, easy to ship and store, and delivers consistent flavor outcomes. Best of all, it contains no vegetative material, so you get more flavor while holding on to more of your beer.
There’s more to hops than meets the nose. By carefully separating and accentuating the best parts of the hop, our advanced products can help you precisely control bitterness, aroma, flavor, light-stability—even foam and cling performance. All in efficient, user-friendly formats.
From one of the companies behind the HBC varieties Citra® and Mosaic® comes another advancement in creative brewing — the Haas Innovations Brewery, a world-class brewing and research facility in Yakima, Washington, that gives you the ability to try out new hops, new products, new recipes and new visions in a totally controllable, repeatable and creative environment. Creating new and commercially successful beers requires access to a brewing facility that provides repeatable, flexible and scalable brewing capabilities. And that’s exactly what you get with the Innovations Brewery.
At Haas, we celebrate the passion and creativity of those dedicated to brewing great beer. And our research brewery is one of the ways we help that creativity happen. It starts with our sophisticated, state-of-the-art equipment and control system that allows you to refine a recipe and repeat it batch after batch. Next comes flexibility — the key to innovation. The Haas Innovations Brewery offers you a highly controlled, scientific environment in which to brew, test and adjust your recipes to get the perfect brew. Finally, there’s scalability. Our research brewery provides an unparalleled scalable brewing experience, which means you can reduce the time and uncertainty often associated with new brews and get your next brewing creation to market faster and more efficiently.
At Haas, our mission is your success. Whether you’re looking to test one of our new varieties or one of your latest recipes, the Haas Innovations Brewery will help you achieve it. The Haas research brewery also allows you to test our new products and see how we can deliver the same great flavors you seek without having to use as many hops (or dollars, for that matter). In addition to giving you a place to brew, our research brewery includes a state-of-the-art laboratory that gives you the advantage of the latest hop and beer analysis technology. You also get the experience and expertise of our technical staff and brewmaster Virgil McDonald who help you get the most out of the product development process. To learn more or to reserve a brewing session, call 509-469-4000. And get ready to test, tweak, taste and toast your next great brew.
It seems like the more you know about hops, the more there is to learn. That’s the thinking behind the Barth-Haas Hops Academy — a formal training program for brewers designed to open up a world of possibilities in the use, effects, and impact of this special brewing ingredient. In addition to helping brewers develop distinctive high-quality beers, the Hops Academy helps you improve process efficiencies and reduce waste.
The Hops Academy helps both new and experienced brewers — and even master brewers— understand more about the complexities of hops and the way they interact with each other — as well as with other beer ingredients — to create unique styles, flavors and aromas. To learn more about the Barth-Haas Hops Academy or to reserve a spot in an upcoming session, please visit http://www.hopsacademy.com/en
The American Society of Brewing Chemists in an internationally recognized nonprofit scientific organization founded in 1934 to improve and bring uniformity to the brewing industry on a technical level. Today, ASBC is represented by individual and corporate members worldwide representing large and small brewers, consultants, government agencies, academics, distillers, vintners and those working in allied industries.
The Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) is a nonprofit professional, scientific organization dedicated to advance, support, and encourage scientific research into brewing malt beverages and related industries and to make that research available to the public through conventions, discussion groups, journals, publications and seminars.
Haas works closely in association with the Food Science and Technology section of the Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences. Dr. Tom Shellhammer leads the OSU work in brewing science and technologies related to beer production and quality, in particular hop chemistry, flavor and quality. His program is globally recognized for its efforts and achievements.
Hop Growers of America is a nonprofit association that represents and promotes the interests of U.S. growers both domestically and internationally. As the national organization, HGA provides support, coordination and communication to growers, brewers and the world hop industry in areas of common interest, including marketing statistics, promotion, education and research.
Where new beer flavors are born. Citra®, Mosaic®, and Sabro™ — we all recognize these names as the hops behind (or, more accurately, inside) some of craft brewing’s most well known beers. But what you may not know is that these varieties were created from scratch by the Hops Breeding Company LLC, a joint venture between Haas and Select Botanicals LLC.
Coming up with new aromas and flavors is a big part of what Haas contributes to the world brewing community. And one of the key contributors to these creations is our hop breeder, Michael Ferguson. Michael and his agronomic team oversee more than 30 acres of experimental hops. The Hop Breeding Company conducts about 75 crosses of male and female hop parents each year, resulting in more than 10,000 offspring, all potentially becoming a commercial variety someday in the future. While only a handful make it to an elite status and get christened with a name instead of a number, Michael and the Hop Breeding Company are proud parents who will stop at nothing for the good of their offspring.READ MORE
Where new beer flavors are born. Citra®, Mosaic®, and Sabro™ — we all recognize these names as the hops behind (or, more accurately, inside) some of craft brewing’s most well known beers. But what you may not know is that these varieties were created from scratch by the Hops Breeding Company LLC, a joint venture between Haas and Select Botanicals LLC. Coming up with new aromas and flavors is a big part of what Haas contributes to the world brewing community. And one of the key contributors to these creations is our hop breeder, Michael Ferguson. Michael and his agronomic team oversee more than 30 acres of experimental hops. The Hop Breeding Company conducts about 75 crosses of male and female hop parents each year, resulting in more than 10,000 offspring, all potentially becoming a commercial variety someday in the future. While only a handful make it to an elite status and get christened with a name instead of a number, Michael and the Hop Breeding Company are proud parents who will stop at nothing for the good of their offspring.
Growing our knowledge and our reach. At Haas, we are always looking to enhance the quality of the hops we grow through better technology, processes and efficiencies. That’s why we partner with LNF Latino Americana. Founded in 1987 and active in various biotech industries, LNF is a family-owned and -operated company that was built on the commitment of delivering highly qualified technical support to companies looking for high product quality and process optimization.
The Brewing division of LNF specializes in hops and works closely with the Barth-Haas Group to develop our presence in the Brazilian market through a very close technical and commercial cooperation.READ MORE
Growing our knowledge and our reach. At Haas, we are always looking to enhance the quality of the hops we grow through better technology, processes and efficiencies. That’s why we partner with LNF Latino Americana. Founded in 1987 and active in various biotech industries, LNF is a family-owned and -operated company that was built on the commitment of delivering highly qualified technical support to companies looking for high product quality and process optimization. The Brewing division of LNF specializes in hops and works closely with the Barth-Haas Group to develop our presence in the Brazilian market through a very close technical and commercial cooperation.
You don’t have to be big to get Haas hops. But you do have to think big. Just because you’re a small brewery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get your hands on high-quality hops from the Barth-Haas Group. And thanks to our partnership with Willamette Valley Hops LLC, you can.
Willamette Valley Hops is an Oregon-based family-owned premium hop distributor, which specializes in the special needs of the craft industry. Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley hop growing region, Bruce Wolf, the company’s founder and CEO, leads a passionate sales team and production staff to provide over 50 different domestic and foreign hop varieties to brewers worldwide. The partnership between John I. Haas and Willamette Valley Hops provides an effective and efficient means to give small brewers access to the best hops in the world.READ MORE
You don’t have to be big to get Haas hops. But you do have to think big. Just because you’re a small brewery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to get your hands on high-quality hops from the Barth-Haas Group. And thanks to our partnership with Willamette Valley Hops LLC, you can. Willamette Valley Hops is an Oregon-based family-owned premium hop distributor, which specializes in the special needs of the craft industry. Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley hop growing region, Bruce Wolf, the company’s founder and CEO, leads a passionate sales team and production staff to provide over 50 different domestic and foreign hop varieties to brewers worldwide. The partnership between John I. Haas and Willamette Valley Hops provides an effective and efficient means to give small brewers access to the best hops in the world.
At Haas, we are passionate about providing the highest quality hops to brewers worldwide. Through our partnership with GECORP, Barth-Haas Group hops can be obtained in Chile, Peru, Argentina—and will soon be available in Colombia and Ecuador.
GECORP, established in 2009, supplies a wide variety of excellent quality U.S., European and Australian hops, as well as production and dispensing process solutions to brewers in Latin America.READ MORE
At Haas, we are passionate about providing the highest quality hops to brewers worldwide. Through our partnership with GECORP, Barth-Haas Group hops can be obtained in Chile, Peru, Argentina—and will soon be available in Colombia and Ecuador.GECORP, established in 2009, supplies a wide variety of excellent quality U.S., European and Australian hops, as well as production and dispensing process solutions to brewers in Latin America.
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John I. Haas, Inc.
1600 River Road
Yakima, WA 98902
John I. Haas, Inc.
5185 MacArthur Blvd. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016