Introducing The Pines

George Tunstall @ 2021-07-15 09:53:09 +1200
Meet the Drummond family - 6th generation hop farmers on The Pines. Hop farming - it's in their blood.

NZ Hops forms new partnerships to strengthen presence in Australia

George Tunstall @ 2021-07-08 14:12:01 +1200

An agreement has been signed with leading Australian distributor, Bintani, as exclusive distributors of NZ Hops products in Australia. The market will be further supported by the appointment to NZ Hops of Australia's very own 'Beer Diva' - Kirrily Waldhorn. The agreement between Bintani and NZ Hops, will ensure brewers right across Australia have greater access to the premium hops grown and marketed by NZ Hops, including globally in demand favourites such as Motueka™, Nelson Sauvin™, and Nectaron®. Craig Orr, Chief Executive NZ Hops is delighted with the new partnership. “As a co-operative of Master Growers, this partnership with Bintani Australia is a...

Introducing Kirrily Waldhorn – Australia’s Beer Diva

George Tunstall @ 2021-07-08 14:00:34 +1200

Adding further support to the Australian brewing industry, NZ Hops is pleased to announce the appointment of Kirrily Waldhorn who recently joined their team in a newly formed position: Sales & Marketing AU.  Kirrily is better known to the Australian brewing industry as Beer Diva, and really needs no introduction. She brings over 20 years experience in the Australian beer industry, including time with LionCO and supporting Dan Murphy's. Well regarded as an editor, beer presenter and judge she is driven by a mission to rewrite the story of beer in Australia and introduce Australians to the benefits of pouring a fine porter...

Our 2021 harvest is in!

Julie North @ 2021-04-09 14:24:58 +1200

Well, the frenetic weeks of annual harvest have now drawn to a close!  The 2021 harvest was largely finished by the Easter weekend, with few late bales delivered soon after. The season ran a little ‘slower and lower’ than previous years due to cooler temperatures and more pockets of rain than normal. However, we generally enjoyed mild calm weather throughout. Whilst total hop production delivered was down close to 20% versus last year, with the effects of the Boxing Day hailstorm, we’ve been rewarded with some awesome yields for some cornerstone varieties like, Riwaka™, Nectaron® and Nelson Sauvin™. Most pleasing however, given the...

The American Brewers Association announces two new beer styles unique to the use of New Zealand grown hops

Julie North @ 2021-02-25 13:31:50 +1300

Today America’s Brewers Association released its highly anticipated 2021 Beer Style Guidelines which have included two completely new styles recognising New Zealand hops: New Zealand-Style Pale Ale New Zealand-Style India Pale Ale The guidelines set the scene for brewers, beer judges and competition organisers all around the world. New Zealand hops have been recognised for their unique profile, providing flavours and aromas like no other hops. The Association has particularly noted the strength of New Zealand hop varieties; Nelson Sauvin™,  Moutere™, Wakatu™, Rakau™ and Motueka™. Use of these hops and others from the portfolio of New Zealand grown hops, will help define...

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