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Grower Profile: Adolf Schlapfl, Grubwinner


Adolf Schlapfl 



Magdalena Schlapfl was a brewmaster before she entered the hop-growing business in a small Bavarian village in 1919. Four generations later her descendent Adolf is embracing 21st century craft brewing by producing high-quality new aroma varieties with an eye toward the US market.   

“”We work sustainably,” Adolf says, “so that our family can grow hops in the next generation.” 

“And,” he adds, “ we love harvesting the green gold.”   


Total  acreage73 ha   

Varieties grown: Hallertauer Tradition, Perle, Polaris, Herkules, Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria, German Amarillo®, Callista, Ariana, Spalter Select   

Machinery/facilities: One fully equipped harvesting facility with two picking machines and two drying kilns    

Industry  & trade memberships: Deputy Chairman of German Hop Growers Association, Farmers associationChairman of Supervisory board of HVG, HopfenringIHK  (Industrie HandelskammerMaschinenring  

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