Hopsteiner, which was founded in 1845, is one of the largest global hop-growing, trading and processing companies today. With processing facilities on both sides of the Atlantic, it provides products from its own plants, and has strong research and development capabilities.
Besides its full range of classical brewing products, Hopsteiner offers a wide range of hop products.
Hops have a long history of use as a natural preservative in beer, as hop acids inhibit bacterial growth. A little known benefit, however, is that hops also contain high concentrations of unique alpha and beta acids that can inhibit the growth of Gram-positive bacteria at surprisingly low concentrations. To that end, Hopsteiner produces a variety of natural and modified food-grade hop products that can effectively and economically inhibit bacteria growth in a wide variety of applications, including food, spirits, fuel ethanol, yeast and process streams - to name just a few.
Hopsteiner produces standard hop oils with different characteristics and even variety-specific oils to meet customers' demands.
Hops contain a unique polyphenol known as xanthohumol. This prenylflavonoid compound possesses marked hydroxyl-radical scavenging properties. Hopsteiner produces a number of xanthohumol products that vary in levels of purity.
With its high-quality hop products, Hopsteiner serves the brewing, fermentation, food, feed, beverage, aroma and cosmetics industries.