The Australian hop harvest is coming to a close and Hop Products Australia, which grows 90% of the Australian hops has released their 2021 hop harvest report.
The company harvested 675 hectares that resulted in 1,526 metric tonnes of hops. This was a 44 hectare (6.9%) increase and a 25 metric tonne (1.6%) decrease year-on-year. It was a good year for the Galaxy hop yield which increased by 7.2% year-on-year.
“Impact in beer remains strong, with this year’s average oil content coming in above the 5-year average for all varieties except Enigma,” according to the report.
The report also stated that the highly contracted position of crop 2021 means that a very limited amount of hops will be available in the short-term.
Full report here.