About Us

HAAS. FROM HOP TO TAP (AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN).

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?

  • Barth-Haas Group

    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.

    Explore the companies that make up the Barth-Haas Group.

  • Joh. Barth & Sohn

    BarthHaas (formerly 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.

  • Hop Products Australia

    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

    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.
    www.barthhaasgroup.com/en

  • Barth-Haas (Beijing) Trade Company

    Barth-Haas (Beijing) Trade Company provides hop trading and processing of domestic and imported hops and hop products to the Chinese market. www.barthhaaschina.com

  • BetaTec

    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/

  • THE BACKSTORY

    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.

    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.

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  • Perseverance against all odds

    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.

    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.


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  • HAAS AND BARTH. FROM COMPETITORS TO COLLABORATORS

    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.

    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.

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  • HAAS TODAY: LEADING THE WAY INTO THE FUTURE

    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.

    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.

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GROWING, PICKING AND PROCESSING YOUR HOPS

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.

VARIETIES

126 varieties. Unlimited possibilities.

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.

Australia
China
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Japan
New Zealand
Slovenia
South Africa
UK
Ukraine
USA

Products

HOP PRODUCTS THAT FLAVOR YOUR BEER.
AND FEED YOUR IMAGINATION.

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.

New!

INTRODUCING
INCOGNITO™

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.

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ADVANCED
PRODUCTS

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.

Isohop®
Redihop®
Tetrahop Gold®

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CLASSIC
PRODUCTS

We’re here to help you brew your next great beer. And every day we bring a world of hop varieties and products right to your door to help you innovate what’s next—while consistently delivering the great flavors that your customers love.

FLEX®
Sabro™
Pellets Type 90

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RESOURCES

INNOVATION, INSPIRATION AND COLLABORATION

  • CREATIVITY, MEET REPEATABILITY, FLEXIBILITY AND SCALABILITY.

    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.

  • IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD BREW.

    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.

  • HERE’S TO YOUR SUCCESS

    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.

  • INNOVATIONS BREWERY FEATURES:

    • 2.5 hl 5 vessel state-of-the-art brew house with 10 and 30 liter hop dosing vessels
    • A brew house control system with customizable recipe and extensive data collection
    • 21 unitank fermentation and conditioning system capable of 1.25 and 2.5 hl brews
    • Beer filtration capabilities including diatomaceous earth and depth filter
    • Krones bottling system with double pre-evacuation & CO2 pressurization
    • Precision malt milling (4 roll) and adjunct preparation
    • Laboratory analysis for hops and beer

HOPS. THERE’S MORE
THAN MEETS THE NOSE.

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.

  • AMERICAN SOCIETY OF BREWING CHEMISTS

    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.
    www.asbcnet.org

  • MASTER BREWERS ASSOCIATION OF THE AMERICAS

    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.
    www.mbaa.com

  • OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

    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.
    www.oregonstate.edu/foodsci/
    www.live.oregonstate.edu/video/fermentation-science-oregon-state-university

  • HOP GROWERS OF AMERICA

    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.
    www.usahops.org

PARTNERS

HAAS. WHERE BREWING IS A TEAM SPORT

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Why Haas

IT TAKES MORE THAN HOPS TO MAKE GREAT BEER.

INNOVATION

From our world-famous hop varieties to our world-class research brewery, Haas has been delivering innovations that lead to better beers and happier brewers.

INTEGRITY

What do you get when you combine the leading United States supplier of hops with the integrity of a 100-year-old family business? Exactly what you were promised.

SUPPLY ASSURANCE

Haas has earned a reputation as a steadfast partner who can always be counted on to deliver the hops you were promised when you were promised them.

FLEXIBILITY

Things change. Demand can fluctuate. A new recipe can take off. Which is why Haas does its best to work with our customers to accommodate their changing needs.

SERVICE

We make it our business to know yours. Because we believe that great service comes from knowing not just what you need, but why you need it.

PASSION

Haas is not just a supplier; we are breeders, growers – even brewers – who for generations have helped brewers discover their next great flavor.

Contact us

LET'S TALK HOPS.

Thanks for coming to our website. If you don’t know where to start, this is a good place. Just fill out the form and we’ll get back to you right away. If you know who you want to talk to, just give us their name and we’ll have him or her get right back to you. If you need immediate help finding a hop, placing an order or making a reservation at the Innovations Brewery, give us a call at 1-509-469-4000.

INNOVATIONS CENTER

John I. Haas, Inc.
1600 River Road
Yakima, WA 98902
+1-509-469-4000

HEADQUARTERS

John I. Haas, Inc.
5185 MacArthur Blvd. N.W. Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016
+ 1-202-777-4800