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19 November 2021

Kalsec expands its advanced hop solutions with Lupulock™

Hop solutions | Kalsec®, a global producer of natural taste and sensory solutions and advanced hop solutions for the food and beverage industry, recently launched Lupulock™ Encapsulated Hop Oils, a natural alternative to hop cones and pellets that enables brewers to accelerate production and reduce waste while delivering consistent, authentic flavors and aromas, together with their partner, privately owned perfume and taste company Firmenich.

Kalsec provides hop extracts that have increased consistency, higher utilization and flavor differentiation than traditional hops. Firmenich supplies its proprietary encapsulation technology that extends shelf life. Compared to hop cones and pellets, Lupulock can be stored in ambient temperatures for up to two years, uses exponentially less storage space, and is safe and easy to dose in the post-fermentation phase of the brewing process.

“We are ushering in the next generation of hop products with Lupulock, a revolutionary approach to the delivery system that makes brewing products more efficient, user-friendly and cost-effective,” said Joanne Martz, Senior Vice President of Hops & Food Protection Business Units, Kalsec. “Lupulock can help increase the sustainability of traditional brewing practices by requiring less water use and producing less ingredient waste.”

Kalsec was one of the first companies to perfect hop oils in a novel delivery system, and continually innovates solutions that give brewers a competitive edge. Sensory and analytical services ensure brewers achieve unique flavor profiles.