Hopsteiner was first incorporated in 1845. Today, we are one of the largest hop growing, trading, breeding and processing firms in the world. We seek to continuously develop and improve the science and technology for growing, processing and distributing hops.
We are committed to staying ahead of industry trends in hop growing, hop processing and brewing in order to supply the right hops and products at all times. Our 170 years of expertise and tradition is the foundation that continues to propel us into the future as we pursue new frontiers in our industry and excellent service for our customers and farmers.
Hopsteiner is anchored in a philosophy of dedication to customers. Our international reputation as a leading supplier of top quality hops has been achieved by consistently satisfying customer needs. With more than 170 years of hop growing expertise, Hopsteiner understands that quality starts in the hop yards. Our products include a wide range of hop varieties from around the world, new experimental hop varieties, hop oils, hop extracts, kettle hop products, downstream products, antibacterial and antioxidant products, and phytopharmaceutical products, among others.
Our most valuable resource, however, is our team, whose experience, competence, and expert support are the foundation of our success. We are committed to providing top-quality products with the best possible support, while maintaining long-term partnerships with hop growers and customers.
Hopsteiner's contract growers and farm managers set the industry standard for agricultural practices and sustainability. We interact with hop growers from around the world on a daily basis. In addition, we only grow or purchase hops that meet our stringent standards for high-quality.
We process hops worldwide and invest in new technology to remain at the forefront of quality, efficiency and sustainable practices. We are a full-service provider - from the most time-honoured traditional kettle hop products to the most advanced and innovative downstream hop products.
All orders are processed in a timely manner to ensure freshness and on-time arrival to any destination in the world. Hopsteiner's knowledgeable staff works closely with customers to ensure that orders are tailored to meet their needs - from cold stored to shipping products - in accordance to detailed requirements.
Most people associate hops solely with beer. Indeed, over the past few centuries, that has been their primary use. In recent years, however, new applications for hops have emerged. We participate in the market segment with a variety of innovative hop products.
Our hop extracts are made from hops via carbon dioxide (CO2) or ethanol solvent processes. Extracts retain the hop's a-acids, ß-acids, essential oils, aroma and bittering characteristics. Hop extracts are highly-concentrated hop products that provide convenience, efficiency, stability, consistency and flexibility to our customers.
Hopsteiner's Hop Extracts also possess certain antibacterial and antioxidant properties. These special hop products can be used as processing aids for industrial fermentation, as natural aromas in foods, as animal feed, and as antioxidants in cosmetics. (Did you know? Hops have been recognised as a medicinally beneficial plant for centuries.)