With a combination of lower than expected 2012 crop yields across many varieties and the aggressive contracting done by craft breweries, Hopunion is completely sold out -or close to it- in many of our high-volume hop varieties. As a result, we will end contracting for 2012 crop hops Thursday, November 1st. From that point on, all purchases of remaining 2012 crop will be via spot orders on a first come, first served basis.
For those who wish to pursue a contract prior to November 1st, please contact your Hopunion Regional Manager or Regional Sales Coordinator. To view the complete a list of current availability as of Monday, October 29, 2012, click here. Please note, availability is subject to change.
Hopunion is currently working with all of our growers to forecast hop needs for crop year 2013 and beyond. Being the only grower-owner hop provider, your future contracts and projections can directly impact what is planted for next year and minimize risk of shortages. Our Regional Managers will gladly take the time to review your contacting needs for 2013. The more accurately your 2013 contracts reflect your projected needs, the easier it is for us to plan the needed acreage -by variety- with our growers.