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

  • Life of a Hop - Agronomy

    Agronomy

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

    Breeding

    Hopsteiner’s breeding program has released exciting, new hop varieties, including Lemondrop and Eureka.
  • Life of a Hop - Preparation

    Preparation

    Hopsteiner farms and farm managers set the industry standard for agricultural practices and sustainability.
  • Life of a Hop - Propagation

    Propagation

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

    Baby Hops

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

    Growing

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

    Flowering

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

    Healthy Hops

    During the summer months, hop yards start to top out when all of the laterals fill-in with full growth.
  • Life of a Hop - Hop Cones

    Hop Cones

    Clusters of bright green hop cones begin to develop all over the hop bines, gaining in size and weight.
  • Life of a Hop - Cone Maturation

    Cone Maturation

    A mature female hop cone is ready to harvest when the flower begins to feel dry and papery.
  • Life of a Hop - Oils & Acids

    Oils & Acids

    When the hop cone is cracked open, you can see yellow lupulin glands packed with essential hop oils and acids.
  • Harvesting

    Mobile harvesters called “combines” line the hop fields ready to start the annual hop harvest.
  • Life of a Hop - Sorting

    Sorting

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

    Drying

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

    Cooling

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

    Baling

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

    Transportation

    Hop bails are quickly transported to Hopsteiner’s cold storage facilities where they await processing.
  • Life of a Hop - Cold Storage

    Cold Storage

    Cold storage protects the hops soft alpha and beta resins against deterioration by keeping them cool.
  • Life of a Hop - Hop Selection

    Hop Selection

    Clients visit Hopsteiner to examine their hop variety’s unique aroma, bittering and flavoring characteristics.
  • Life of a Hop - Pelletizing

    Pelletizing

    Hop leaf is ground into powder and forced through a die under extreme pressure to form dense hop pellets.
  • Life of a Hop - Extracts

    Extracts

    Hop extract products are produced from variety specific soft hop pellets using CO2 extraction to produce a pure resin.
  • Life of a Hop - Downstream

    Downstream

    Hopsteiner provides traditional hop products, as well as the most advanced hop downstream products.
  • Life of a Hop - Quality

    Quality

    Hopsteiner’s hop research facilities focus on constant improvement, and new product development.
  • Life of a Hop - Quality Packaging

    Quality Packaging

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

    Logistics

    Orders are processed to ensure shipments arrive on schedule. We offer storage and delivery programs.
  • Life of a Hop - Commitment

    Commitment

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

    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.