Located in Riwaka, in the idyllic Top of the South, Hop Federation uses hops mostly grown within 100 kilometres of our brewery and malts from across New Zealand. The combination of local ingredients, traditional methods, artistry and passion delivers beers that capture the spirit and lifestyle of this special region.
Hop Federation News
Haze Phase Series
Creating the Haze Phase Series has allowed us to play with some new and exciting hop varieties and hop blends from NZ Hops and the new kids on the block Freestyle Hops. These new hops and blends are being trialled in smaller batches so that we can see how they perform. Having released ‘The Bruce’ and the ‘Freestyler’ this winter the plan is to release four more beers before the end of the year.
As we want as many people to trial these new experimental hops, freshly filled riggers will be available via our online shop and in the tasting room in Riwaka.
Our Online Shop Goes LIVE!
Our online shop went live last week and so far we have had a great response to the site. It has definitely been a work in progress and we are so pleased to be able to offer our beers and in particular the seasonal, experimental and one off creations that Simon loves to make.
Our core range will always be available but we are most pleased that our sectional seasonal selection will now be available for people to buy no matter where in NZ you live. The prices all include FREIGHT which we decided was the best option for our customers. That way they always knew what the price would be at the checkout.
New Trial Hops = Exciting New Beers…………
The team at Freestyle Farms are creating some new and exciting hop blends and we have been fortunate enough to get our hands on some. The first batch of blended hops is The Bruce. Named after the founder of Eggers Hop Farm, Bruce Eggers. Using early Nelson Sauvin, early Motueka, late Pacifica and mid Pacific Jade, the aroma has fresh gooseberry, citrus peel, ripe tropical fruit and orange blossom.
With such fresh aromas we decided to brew a brand new and our very first Hazy IPA. The Bruce will be ready for tasting by the end of June. As a very limited amount will be available you will only be able to get your hands on this delicious fresh new beer via our Tasting Room and Online Store.
Don’t Miss Out!