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
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.
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Extraordinary Abel Tasman
Many of you know why we live and work in this beautiful region. But just in case you needed reminding then check out this amazing video showcasing the best of this beautiful region. Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter this region has so much to offer. Get amongst it now.
Fresh Riwaka hops are a go
This time of year has to be one of the most favourite times of year for all our team and customers alike. The aroma of Fresh Hops straight off the bines is incredible. Simon was fortunate enough to get along to our mates at Mac Hops and grab his hops straight from the bines then in to our bags. From bines to brew it took less than an hour and from that we created our delicious Green Limousine IPA. Yummmmmmmmmmmm Get it whilst you can!