Grower Profile: Adolf Schlapfl, Grubwinner
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 acreage: 73 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 association, Chairman of Supervisory board of HVG, Hopfenring, IHK (Industrie & Handelskammer, Maschinenring