Dr Ron Beatson joins NZ Hops

NZ Hops is absolutely stoked to have the legendary Dr. Ron Beatson on board as a Brand Ambassador. Ron will be boosting our group's technical IQ and be an incredible resource to educate customers about our exceptional hops - from inception through to brew. 

Dr Ron Beatson had been working in the research and development of hop breeding and genetics for 38 years at Plant & Food Research in Riwaka before retiring at the end of 2021.

Ron's impressive career achievements were acknowledged last year when he won the prestigious Morton Coutts Award, presented at the NZ Beer Awards from the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

Ron's work will see him take part in the technical aspects of the Bract Brewing Programme while working alongside the NZ Hops team, and our Master Growers.
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