The $15 million expansion is being driven by the increased demand in new Australian varieties favoured by the local and international craft beer movements.
“It is hard to keep up at the moment. Craft beer is moving at an unprecedented rate. In the last two years, we’ve taken steps to replant 20 per cent of the farm each year, the largest re-planting program in the history of hop growing here in Tasmania” states Hop Products spokesman Owen Johnson.
This increase in planting should see the hop growing capacity roughly doubled within three years. This has to be a good thing for brewers and drinkers alike.