The bract, as part of one hop, functions as a protective and binding shield by interlocking with several others to encompass the aromatic magic beneath the shell. Just as one bract works together with others to form the Hop, our co-op functions as the sum of many parts. We are a group of growers, coming together to nurture and fiercely protect the excellence that has been cultivated for over a century and a half.
Today the NZ Hops bract offers a window into the past, the present and the future. Through the portal we can tell the story of our pioneers, talk to the strength of our cooperative and offer a glimpse to the exciting new innovations that we’ll continue to release for your inspiration and enjoyment.