Hops

The new essence range is considered an addition to hops, not a replacement to traditional dry hopping and hop pellets. Pic: Getty/5PH

Synergy’s water soluble hop essences tackle beer and soft drinks

By Beth Newhart

At IFT last week, Synergy Flavors debuted a new line of Synergy Pure Hop Essences as an alternative to traditional dry hopping. The water soluble ingredients are designed for beer, but can also be used with soft drinks like sparkling water, kombucha and...

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‘Bountiful 2018 harvest’ predicted for US hops

By Rachel Arthur

The 2018 Pacific Northwest hop acreage is forecasted to increase to a record high, while US hop grower Hopsteiner says advances in technology will further boosts this year’s harvest.

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Asahi sells stake in China’s Tsingtao Brewery

By Rachel Arthur

Asahi Group Holdings has announced it will sell its stake in Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited to Fosun Group and Tsingtao Brewery Group Company Limited in two separate transactions.

Heat threatens craft beer hops, Nestlé’s naked baristas, and more beverage bites

Beverage bites: News up to July 24, 2015

Heat threatens craft beer hops, Nestlé’s naked baristas, and more beverage bites

By Rachel Arthur

Several big beverage players released quarterly results this week, while hot weather was identified as a concern in hop growing regions. Meanwhile, Nestlé’s latest campaign features ‘actors wearing little more than body paint’… read on for more beverage...

Photo: Don La Vange/Flickr

Size does matter fellas, in the US beer aisle...

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Taste, price and style are the three most important purchase drivers for American beer consumers, a new survey says, while 63% of respondents prefer beer brewed by small independents.

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