Ep. 13 – For The Love of Hops, With Hopco’s Jon Burridge

Hopco has been supplying Aussie brewers, both Pro and Home, with the best hops from their overseas partners since 2001. For the last 4 years or so, the man in charge of their Sales and Marketing has been Jon Burridge. So when I ran in to Jon at Black Hops Brewing while we were both holidaying, and he said he wanted to jump on my podcast to talk hops, I jumped at the chance.

Jon and I both live in Hobart, so it seemed like a great idea for us to record this interview in my works podcast studio, until we covered it in a mix hop pellets and beer cork remnants…but I digress.

In this episode, among other things, we talk about:

  • The benefits of fresh hops;
  • Supporting the home brew community;
  • Working with brewers to find the perfect hop;
  • The latest trends in hops; and
  • Dreaming of hop allocations for brewers;

Oh, and, we try to open up a Flanders Red Ale from Crux Fermentation with a Ryobi cordless drill!


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