18 Jul 2014

Hops Research

From Country Life, 9:29 pm on 18 July 2014

Hops Research at Crop and Food Motueka.
Plant & Food Research Motueka.

Ron Beatson is a home brewer – but much more importantly, a big influence on commercial brewing around the world. His career is based around hops - initially a wild plant - but since possibly the 11th century cultivated as a critical ingredient in beer, lending it that essential pleasant bitter flavour. And - an increasing varied palette of flavours, thanks to New Zealand research. These days, Ron and his colleagues work with the local and international brewing folk to come up with ever more tasty and enticing influences hops can have on one of the world’s oldest and most favoured brews.