In recent years there has been a growing trend towards beers with unique aromas, and breweries

As in previous years we would like to demonstrate how the contribution of hop oils to beer can

The 2014 Hopsteiner Guidelines are ready and will be available at BrauBeviale 2014 in Nuremberg.

The Hopsteiner Sensory Panel is dedicated to evaluating experimental hop varieties using quantitative descriptive analysis techniques. In addition to green hop and raw hop aroma evaluations, the sensory Panel also evaluates hop aroma and flavor in beer. Throughout the year, multiple beers are brewed using experimental varieties to gain a better understanding of overall hop impact on the final product. Included below are the initial tasting results from single hopped pale ales featuring an experimental variety that was used for three separate additions during brewing.

Estimates for the 2014 hop crop in Germany were finalized in the Hallertau on August 20th. We are pleased to attach a list comparing the crop results for 2013 with the estimates for 2014 for the world’s main growing areas.

At the Hopsteiner Forum in July 2014 a selection of Pale Ales were presented to an audience of brewers and brewing scientists to show the impact on beer aroma by only using different hop varieties for dry hopping. Unique and partly new hop varieties were selected to produce four single hopped beers and in addition four mixed combinations. The base beer of all eight Pale Ales was identical (14°P, 6% abv.) and exclusively made using

Genotyping is the characterization of a hop variety by examination of its DNA sequences. This information is not only used in the Hopsteiner breeding program to select parents and evaluate seedlings, but molecular markers have immediate applications to quality control. For example, prior to propagation for planting a new ἀeld, the source material is tested for identity and purity by comparing its DNA ἀngerprints to an in-house database of molecular marker proἀles for refer-ence varieties. Until now, genotyping in hops, or other niche crops, lacked sufἀcient power, due to the small number of features measured in each assay and the considerable cost. Hopsteiner has solved this by applying Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to hops, which increases the number and diversity of measured DNA features per assay -- far beyond what is required for routine genotyping.

Hopsteiner has released an exciting new hop variety bred and trialed in the Yakima Valley of

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