WORLDWIDE HOP GROWER AND SUPPLIER

Hopsteiner’s contract growers and farm managers set the industry standard for agricultural practices and sustainability. We interact with hop growers from around the world on a daily basis. In addition, we only grow or purchase hops that meet our stringent standards for high-quality.

We process hops worldwide and invest in new technology to remain at the forefront of quality, efficiency and sustainable practices. We are a full-service provider – from the most time-honored traditional kettle hop products to the most advanced and innovative downstream hop products.

All orders are processed in a timely manner to ensure freshness and on-time arrival to any destination in the world. Hopsteiner’s knowledgeable staff works closely with customers to ensure that orders are tailored to meet their needs – from cold stored to shipping products – in accordance to detailed requirements.

LIFE OF A HOP

 

LEARN ABOUT A HOP’S FASCINATING JOURNEY FROM OUR FARMS TO YOUR BEER

  • Agronomy

    Experimental hop seedlings emerge in our greenhouses in preparation of planting baby hop yards this season.
  • Breeding

    Hopsteiner’s breeding program has released exciting, new hop varieties, including Lemondrop and Eureka.
  • Preparation

    Hopsteiner farms and farm managers set the industry standard for agricultural practices and sustainability.
  • Propagation

    Farmers plant hop rhizomes, the heart of the root system which stores and transfers food for the bine.
  • Baby Hops

    New hop growth emerges from the ground in the spring, and bines begin to reach towards the sun.
  • Growing

    Hop bines climb the coir twine in a clockwise-spiral, upwards until they reach the top of the 18’ tall trellis.
  • Flowering

    As the hop bines begin to reach the trellis tops, they generate lateral shoots that produce the hop flowers.
  • Healthy Hops

    During the summer months, hop yards start to top out when all of the laterals fill-in with full growth.
  • Cone Maturation

    A mature female hop cone is ready to harvest when the flower begins to feel dry and papery.
  • Oils and Acids

    Inside the hop cones, your can see yellow lupulin glands packed with the essential hop oils and acids.
  • Harvesting

    Mobile harvesters called “combines” line the hop fields ready to start the annual hop harvest.
  • Sorting

    Hop cones are then separated from leaf and bine in cleaning stations – leaving only raw leaf hop cones.
  • Drying

    Hop cones are laid out on massive-sized hop kilns where they are gently heated until thoroughly dried.
  • Cooling

    Dry hop cones are then piled high on cooling floors which help maintain their color and essential oils.
  • Baling

    The dried and cooled hops are then compressed in 200-pound canvas bales, sealed with a hand-stitch.
  • Hop Selection

    Hop bails are quickly transported to Hopsteiner’s cold storage facilities where they await processing.
  • Shipping/Cold Storage

    Hop bails are quickly shipped to our cold storage facilities to protects their soft alpha and beta resins.
  • Pelletizing

    Hop leaf is ground into powder and forced through a die under extreme pressure to form dense hop pellets.
  • Extract & Downstream

    Hopsteiner provides traditional hop products, as well as the most advanced hop downstream products.
  • Quality Packaging

    Hop pellets are fresh-packed in nitrogen-flushed mylar pouches and heavy-duty crates with data label.
  • Logistics

    Orders are processed to ensure shipments arrive on schedule. We offer storage and delivery programs.
  • Research & Development

    Hopsteiner’s hop research facilities focus on constant improvement, and new product development.
  • Customer Support

    Hopsteiner’s technical staff provides a wide range of client services, including on-site brewery support.
  • The Proof is in the Pour

    For over 170 years, Hopsteiner has built a reputation of providing top quality hops at the best possible price.

See Our Hop Varieties

 
  • English Fuggle

    English Fuggle

  • Eureka!™

    Eureka!™

  • First Gold

    First Gold

  • Galena

    Galena

  • Glacier

    Glacier

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PURCHASE TOP QUALITY HOPS

Hopsteiner has exclusive hops like Apollo, Bravo, Calypso, Delta, Denali, Eureka!, Lemondrop and Super Galena.