Hop Harvest Tour Hallertau
Let’s Go To The Hop Fields of Germany!
We will welcome you to the Hallertau region, which has an incredibly significant hop history, but is also critical in developing hops for the future. With support from our colleagues, expert hop growers, and a visit to the Society for Hop Research, we will take you on a journey of discovery and learning.
Please note that although the deadline to register your interest for the 2023 Harvest Tours was 12 May 2023, the interest form is always open!
In 2023, we offered two options for the Hallertau experience, each three days long: 29 Aug to 1 Sept, and 30 Aug to 2 Sept. Check out our socials for reporting on the fun!
Hop Harvest Tour
Our Hallertau Hop Harvest Tours provide an extensive look at our harvest process. Our expert hop growers will host you in their fields and answer your questions. Development of new hops has never been more vital, so we include a visit to the Society for Hop Research. We also arranged for a special cultural experience... You will return home with new knowledge and ideas to implement in your own breweries, along with connections developed with your fellow tour guests.
We will email a credit card payment link to attending guests to confirm their spot. Please note that we will allot three FUNDED spaces on our tours at random to confirmed guests.
£100.00 | £200.00
per person (incl. VAT)
What our participants say
The amazing team at BarthHaas hosted us perfectly, all we had to do was soak up the information given by various experts in their field. Plus we sampled some of the best, true-to-style beers Germany has to offer. The company of other brewers added even more to the experience. – Rob Neale
Tradition & Expertise
Get To Know The Hallertau
We are excited for you to join us in the beautiful Hallertau region to get up close and personal with our favourite ingredient – hops!
You’ll get to visit a hop farm, walk the fields and learn how the hops are grown and harvested. One of our partner hop farmers will be on hand to answer all of your hop growing questions and our experienced BarthHaas X staff will join you too.
Future Proof Flavor
New Hop Varieties
An essential part of the tour is our visit to the Society for Hop Research. Here you will get the chance to see how new varieties are being developed to withstand our changing climate, safeguard supplies and protect the industry. New varieties will be available for you to explore to see how they can augment your current brewing portfolio.
Rub & Sniff
Hands On Hops
Get hands on at our Mainburg office and experience a hop rub & sniff with our expert staff. These hops might be in your next core range brew… or maybe for a collaboration you’re planning with your fellow tour travellers!
You’ll Be Our Guest!
We Take Care of You
Of course, there will be plenty of time to sample the local beer & delicacies! As a guest of the BarthHaas X Hop Harvest Tour, we will provide your accommodation during the tour, all tour activity bookings, basic sustenance including a reasonable amount of beer, and ground transportation for the duration of your time with us. Cheers!
- In depth tour of a commercial hop farm
- Understanding how hops are grown and harvested
- Spend time with experimental hop research breeders
- Rub and Sniff with selection of this year’s crop
- Collaboration with international brewers
- Outstanding cultural experience!
BarthHaas X Events Manager
BarthHaas X Assistant Events Manager
How Does It Happen?
We want you to have an amazing experience. If you’re interested in joining, please register your interest!
The connections and education from these tours is inspiring and rejuvenating. However, our previous costs for this tour were over £1000 per person - because we take care of our people. In order to demonstrate your commitment and participation, and to defray some of the tour costs, we have implemented a tiering schedule. As part of the attendance confirmation, breweries above 15 hectolitres will be asked to pay a £200 administration fee. Below 15 hec will be only £100. Additionally, we will allot three FUNDED spaces on our tours at random to confirmed guests!
Please note that we will only process this fee once we and you have confirmed your attendance- and it is always free to register your interest. We assure you, you will reap so much value on this tour in networking, education and experience!
Deadline to register your interest for the 2023 Hop Harvest Tours was 12th May 2023 but the form is always open.
What our participants say
It was a super informative and absolutely fun packed week! A real look behind the scenes of the quality hops we brew with everyday. Also, a brilliant opportunity to network with like-minded brewers from across Europe. – Andrew Colley