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The Minds Behind The Hops

    The Hopsteiner Breeding Program The Hopsteiner breeding program stands as a cornerstone in the ongoing innovation and evolution of hop varieties within the brewing industry. Founded on a rich legacy of over 175 years of hop cultivation expertise, Hopsteiner has established itself as a global leader in hop research, development, and breeding. Our […]


2023 Year in Review with Hopsteiner

As we bid farewell to another transformative year, it’s time to reflect on the remarkable journey that was 2023. Join us as we take a retrospective dive into the pivotal moments, groundbreaking innovations, and notable achievements that have shaped our path over the past twelve months at Hopsteiner. From embracing sustainability initiatives to navigating industry […]


Introducing Alora

Introducing Alora™ – A new aroma hop variety from the Hopsteiner Breeding Program formerly known as HS17701. Alora™ is best known for her unique oil composition. Unlike most hop varietals that contain what we in the industry call the “big 8” oil groups (Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, Linalool, Caryophyllene, Farnesene, Humulene, and Geraniol), Alora™ contains over […]


New Approach to Hop Contracts

As a 6th-generation family-owned company, we are farmers first. We take pride in the land and the products that come from it, and as brewers, we know you do too. It’s no secret that hand-selecting your hops is the best way to control quality. And you may or may not have realized by now that […]


New customer portal coming soon

Coming soon to desktops and handheld devices near you – a new way to shop hops! Our customer portal is undergoing some exciting transformations. In the next week, you’ll see a variety of enhancements to the portal’s layout, features, and appearance. Each update has been carefully crafted to enhance your overall customer experience. KEY BENEFITS […]


CBC Nashville 2023

Attention brewers! Throw on your cowboy boots and join us in Nashville, TN for the long-awaited Craft Brewers Conference taking place May 7th-10th at the Music City Center. The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC), presented by the Brewers Association is the biggest event in North America where thousands of brewers from all over the world gather to […]


Earth Day – responsible farming

The Origin of Earth Day The first Earth Day was held in 1970 when millions of people across the United States came together to advocate for a healthy and more sustainable environment. Since then, Earth Day has grown into a global movement, with millions of people from over 190 countries participating in events and activities […]


Hopsteiner Hop Varieties Now Available Through BSG

We are happy to announce that BSG, a leading supplier of raw materials for the brewing industry, will be distributing choice hop varieties from our breeding program. This is no April Fools’. Beginning this month, Hopsteiner hop varieties: Bravo™, Calypso™, Lemondrop™, Lotus™, and Sultana™ will be available as part of BSG’s portfolio of malt, hops, […]


Helios Salvo™ Now Available

Hopsteiner adds Helios™ to its Salvo™ product line Helios Salvo™ is now available from Hopsteiner as a flavor enhancing kettle extract. Helios Salvo™ delivers impactful variety specific flavor and aroma as a fractionated form of CO2 hop extract. Alpha-acids have been removed to explicitly enhance aroma with little to no added bitterness and since Salvo™ contains no […]


Hop Varieties with Reduced Carbon Footprint

Like any commercially grown agricultural product, inputs such as water, fertilizer, pesticides, and fuel are required. Each input is essential to a crop’s success, but in turn, may leave an impact on the environment. Today, numerous hop varieties are available for commercial use and these varieties can vary greatly in field agronomic traits such as […]


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