The team at Hop Products Australia (HPA) is taking their hop harvest online again in 2022.
With travel still heavily impacted by the global pandemic, HPA has lined up an impressive roster of speakers to take people into the heart of the harvest from wherever they are in the world for the second year running.
The series of free online sessions covers carbon neutral beer, experimental hop sensory analysis, the art and science of beer recipe design, and the fascination with fresh hop beers.
The 2022 Virtual Harvest is also designed to showcase HPA, the team behind their range of hops, and some of their brewing customers, over five Thursdays in March.
March 3 – 9am AEDT
An opportunity to get to know the business and the team behind HPA's hops.
Toward a Carbon Neutral Future of Beer
March 10 – 9am AEDT
A look at how HPA is integrating sustainable practices into their business strategy, and together with industry partners pushing the boundaries of efficiency and innovation.
Guest speakers: Justin Merrell, Group Environment Director, Lion, and Dr Tomas Remenyi, Climate Research Fellow, University of Tasmania
From Hop Discovery to Beer Recipe Design
March 17 – 9am AEDT
How HPA's hop breeding program generates new cultivars of interest, working closely with brewing customers to provide valuable hop sensory data to determine which cultivars should be considered for commercialisation.
Guest speakers: Ben Kraus and James Dittko, owner and head brewer at Bridge Road Brewers
Victorian Farm Tour
March 24 – 9am AEDT
Take a look around the hop farms in the Victorian High Country, learn about the farms’ connection to the Gold Rush, and meet the team behind the crop.
The Fascination With Fresh Hop Beers
March 31 – 9am AEDT
Every harvest, green hops are picked from the bine and sent straight to breweries across the eastern seaboard of Australia for immediate addition to fresh hop beers.
Guest speakers: Reid Stratton and David Stokie, brewers at Bright Brewery.
For more information, head to the Virtual Harvest website.