HELLO, AND WELCOME TO CLAYTON HOPS
CRAFTED FROM BINE TO BREWER.
Trust in our product.
When we say our bespoke 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 new Dauenhauer hop harvesting systems (less leaf and stem, more hoppy goodness), new flat-bed drying kilns (fume-free) and proven pelletising, packaging and cool store facilities. 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.
Hop selection plays a huge part in the crafting process, and this is our area of expertise. If you want to know more about the complexities of our different hop varieties – how they are best grown and harvested, their flavours and aromas and the styles they are suited to – all you have to do is ask.
Trust in our service.
So you get exactly what you want (i.e. the best ingredients to make the best craft beer), we can custom-supply our hops to order. We also 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!
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 1,250 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 growing world-class hops.
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.
We are family-owned and operated, based in the sunny and beautiful Tasman region of New Zealand.
We’re proud to be New Zealand’s largest hop grower, with a reputation for excellence that extends all around the globe.
Collaboration is what we do best (aside from growing great hops!). 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.
THREE BIG THINGS ABOUT US
Extraordinary hops make for award-winning beer, and it all starts here.
CEO - CLAYTON HOPS
AT A GLANCE.