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It’s Here! New Crop Year New Zealand Hops Now Available

The Southern Hemisphere harvest is in, and the first of the new crop from New Zealand is now in cold storage at BSG’s network of North American distribution centers.

BSG partners with New Zealand Hops Ltd. to bring the best of New Zealand hops to brewers. New Zealand Hops Ltd. Is a cooperative of growers who, through their work with New Zealand Plant and Food Research and the New Zealand Hop Research Committee, have brought the craft brewing world some of the most exciting varieties of the past few decades, including …

Nelson Sauvin™ 

The flagship NZ hop, Nelson Sauvin™ doesn’t need an introduction to craft brewers in US and Canada. As the folks from the NZ Hops co-op write, “The complexity of the oils profile has seen selectors stretched looking for descriptors.”


Between its Saaz heritage and “fresh crushed Mojito lime” character, you could have a lot of fun with Motueka™ in a lager, sour, or saison … just sayin’.


Moutere™ is one of those big-personality hops: high alpha, high oil content, and a one-two punch of grapefruit and passionfruit aromatics.


Rakau™ is like asking for an apricot and getting the whole orchard. Very high oil content and sensory that center-stages stone fruit, tropical, and candy character.


Waimea™ is a sleeper IPA powerhouse. It’s a myrcene monster with citrus (orange, tangerine) and pine dripping out of its bracts.

Go deeper:

Meet the Co-Operative – more about New Zealand Hops Ltd.

Grower Profile: Colin & Alana Oldham, New Hoplands – Rakau, NZ

Shop for NZ hops: https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/new-zealand-hops/

For spot orders & contracts: get in touch with our sales team

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