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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:13 PM »
Hmmm, when they start acquiring hop farms it's time for Indies to form Ag co-ops.
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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 07:46:12 PM »
They already have an 1800 acre farm in northern Idaho. There are 50,000+ acres in the PNW, so they don't have any control.

One of the big brokers, YCHHops is a Co-op owned by a group of hop farms.

South Africa looks to be a different situation.
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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 07:55:28 PM »
They already have an 1800 acre farm in northern Idaho. There are 50,000+ acres in the PNW, so they don't have any control.

One of the big brokers, YCHHops is a Co-op owned by a group of hop farms.

South Africa looks to be a different situation.

Yep.  This news didn't upset me too much.
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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 08:00:25 PM »
S. African hops are an aberration.  They were initially grown because of the old apartheid embargo.  Hops don't grow naturally in Africa; grow lights are necessary because the day isn't long enough in A. Africa.

Are there any ABInBev beers using S. African hops that are crave worthy?  I doubt it.

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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 08:05:55 PM »
S. African hops are an aberration.  They were initially grown because of the old apartheid embargo.  Hops don't grow naturally in Africa; grow lights are necessary because the day isn't long enough in A. Africa.

Are there any ABInBev beers using S. African hops that are crave worthy?  I doubt it.

What I've always been told is that Budweiser (don't know about others) uses 17 different hop varieties in order to minimize year to year differences in any of them.
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Re: South African Hops to Only Go To ABInBev Breweries.
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2017, 12:03:03 AM »
S. African hops are an aberration.  They were initially grown because of the old apartheid embargo.  Hops don't grow naturally in Africa; grow lights are necessary because the day isn't long enough in A. Africa.

Are there any ABInBev beers using S. African hops that are crave worthy?  I doubt it.

What I've always been told is that Budweiser (don't know about others) uses 17 different hop varieties in order to minimize year to year differences in any of them.


I always found that amazing, Denny. Given their slight IBU level and all. Guess my palate isn't very good.
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