The Zespri effect - Has NZ's Hops Industry found its Sungold?

Julie North @ 2021-02-15 14:30:17 +1300

Craft beer drinkers can relax.

The hailstorm that hammered the Nelson region on Boxing Day, knocking out as much as one-fifth of this season’s hops crop, won’t have much impact on the price of beer.

That’s according to the co-operative NZ Hops, whose 27 growers produce most of the local hops used by many of New Zealand's 200 craft beer makers.

NZ Hops Capturing World Attention - NZ Herald

Molly McLeod @ 2020-11-13 15:57:54 +1300 NZ hops capturing world attention 13 Nov, 2020 12:00 AM Hop breeders, Dr Ron Beatson and Kerry Templeton. Photo / Supplied. Sponsored byPlant & Food Research Plant & Food Research's 70 years of work with hops still paying off globally. Kiwis like their beer – we have more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the world. With more than 200 craft breweries nationwide, experimentation to produce beers with new and different flavour experiences is widespread, with the major flavour component coming from hops. New Zealand has some of the most sought-after hops in the world. Not only does...

New collaborative research agreement locks in a sustainable future for the New Zealand hops industry

Molly McLeod @ 2020-10-23 16:07:59 +1300

23 October 2020 - Media statement   New collaborative research agreement locks in a sustainable future for the New Zealand hops industry Brewers around the world will be able to access exciting and unique New Zealand hops well into the future, thanks to a new hop breeding partnership.An agreement signed today, sees NZ Hops Ltd, formally partner with Plant & Food Research to ensure a comprehensive strategy is carefully designed to support a sustainable future for the industry.NZ Hops Ltd, a cooperative of 27 growers, is the market leader in the New Zealand hops industry and supplies New Zealand grown hops to 20 countries around the world.  Chief Executive Craig Orr, says "This new...

The Sound of Nectaron

Molly McLeod @ 2020-10-16 15:31:49 +1300

Brew your own sonically delicious Nectaron® infused playlist with the Sound of Nectaron  What is this? It's the Sound of Nectaron®. It's for you, to brew your very own sonically delicious Nectaron® - infused playlist, with Spotify. How? Click the link above, login in to Spotify, show your style, have fun, 1 minute, you're done! Why? Why not? You're a Brewer. Brewers like hops. Nectaron® is a hop. It's like no hop you've ever tried before. Have some fun with it. Then what? Get brewing while your Nectaron® beats get playing.

NZ Hops strikes oil with UK deal

Molly McLeod @ 2020-09-22 14:23:13 +1200

Brewers around the world will soon be able to source bespoke New Zealand hop oils after NZ Hops announced a new partnership deal with UK-based Totally Natural Solutions (TNS).

TNS is a major producer of hops oils and while they use some New Zealand hops already the new deal will result in a greater range of Kiwi hops being converted to oils and packaged with NZ Hops branding.

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