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
330ml Cans – Released
The time has come to say goodbye to the 330ml bottle range and hello to the 330ml can range. Having made the decision a few months back to move in to cans we are delighted to be able to launch them before our busy summer ahead.
Many people have asked us why we moved from bottles to cans and there are several good reasons for doing so.
- The first is that it is better for our beer. The dark can means no light strike and therefore it means we can produce a great tasting quality product.
- Secondly it is a great product to be able to take away with you camping, tramping or just round to a mates place. They are easily squashed and then easily recycled. Lighter and less bulky than a glass bottle we felt this was the right product for our customers. Living and woking in the Tasman region we had many requests over several years from local tourism business and visitors a like asking for this type of product to take away with them.
- Thirdly they are easier to recycle for bars and restaurants
- and finally as mentioned above this region sees a lot of visitors wanting to trial the beers without having to buy large amounts. This means we can offer our customers an opportunity to buy single cans and mixed 6packs to take away with them.
We think they look fresh and inviting and the beer is tasting great.
Don’t forget all website pricing includes the cost of freight. So there are no hidden extras.
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.