HELLO AND WELCOME TO CLAYTON HOPS
THREE BIG THINGS ABOUT US
Extraordinary hops make for award-winning beer, and it all starts here.
CEO - CLAYTON HOPS
The Claytons are the largest hop grower in New Zealand and we have built a strong close-knit team of leading industry experts who have a common focus on quality, service and innovation.
We own New Zealand’s flagship hop pelletising, packaging and cool store facility. This enhances product quality and speed of delivery to our customers around the world.
Collaboration is what we do best (aside from growing and supplying great brewing products!). We share your passion for the industry and want to work closely with you to explore ideas, create opportunities and personalise the ‘bine to brewer’ process so that you get the results you want.
HELLO AND WELCOME TO CLAYTON HOPS
AT A GLANCE.
Our family. We are three brothers, Brian, Glen and Andrew, and we are joined by our respective partners, Sarah, Sara and Rebecca, in the running of Clayton Hops.
We take great pride in our four farms which are spread over 1,350 acres (think clean soil, fertile fields, secluded valleys and clear mountain streams) in the Tasman region of New Zealand.
We know this land well. The Clayton family has a long-standing history of farming in New Zealand. And while we spent our younger years chasing adventure and pursuing professional careers around the globe, the decision to return home was an easy one. This is the lifestyle we love. The perfect place to settle, raise kids, flex our entrepreneurial edge and realise our dream of perfecting the art of of growing and supplying world-class brewing products.
We stand by a shared philosophy of guardianship and respect for the land, backed by a strong commitment to the craft and the love of good beer.
CRAFTED FROM BINE TO BREWER.
Trust in our product.
When we say our New Zealand hops are among the finest you’ll find, we mean it. Our varieties are chosen for their clean, distinctive characters, depth of flavour and aroma, and their versatility, popularity and consistency. And our gardens are set in one of the most pristine places on earth – with pure air, fertile soil, clean water and no need for pesticides. So natural and so good.
Trust in our process.
Knowing that the best craft beer starts in the garden, everything we do – from planting and growing to processing and packing – is precision managed with quality in mind. Our processing facilities include modern on-farm hop harvesting systems (less leaf and stem, more hoppy goodness), new flat-bed drying kilns (fume-free) and a new state-of-the-art world-class pelletising, packaging and cool store facility. All of which enables us to maximise the magic in our hops; locking in the freshness and bringing flavour and aroma to the fore.
Trust in our know-how.
From brewing products to hops themselves. If you want to know more about the complexities of our different hop varieties including their flavours and aromas and the styles they are suited to – or if you are interested in our innovative brewing products range which can help you brew more creatively and efficiently – all you have to do is ask.
Trust in our service.
We are keen for you, our customer, to get exactly what you want. We are always looking to expand our product range to ensure we meet your needs. We aim to exceed expectations. We offer lot selection, which means we can build a deeper understanding of what your preferences are. Share your vision, we’ll share our insight – and let’s raise a glass to something good!