Owen Johnston - HPA's 2020 Hop Report


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Welcome to a BreweryPro conversation with Hop Products Australia’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Owen Johnston.

The 2020 hop harvest report has been released and it was a mixed year for HPA, with some varieties, including Galaxy up significantly, and others such as Vic Secret down.

We talk a lot in the brewing industry about beer being an agricultural product, and this hop harvest demonstrates that. So I wanted to discuss with Owen the 2020 harvest, what led to the result, but also the development and evolution of the Australian hop industry since we first spoke with HPA on our podcasts almost 10 years ago.

It’s an interesting deep dive into hop growing and the vagaries of a growing season, what the results mean for brewers in terms of availability and a look back over ten years of growing hops.

You can download the full report here.

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