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One of the best things about being in this business is working with people who share our passion for excellence and love of craft beer.




Andrew Childs

Behemoth Brewing, New Zealand

The quality has been some of our best experienced with using NZ grown hops. The flavours are bright and punchy, making for better Pale Ales and IPAs. Their customer service goes above and beyond - from quick shipping, to welcoming you to the hop farms, to selecting hop varieties. I wholeheartedly recommend Clayton Hops.

Rodger Davis

Faction Brewing, USA

We strive to make Pale Ales and IPAs that highlight the full expression of the hops while retaining low bitterness and excellent drinkability. It’s been a real pleasure to team up with Clayton Hops who provide us with really nice punchy and flavorsome hops. They’re informative and accommodating, which makes life easier for us. We really do look forward to continuing our partnership with Clayton Hops!

Theo Freyne

DEYA Brewing, England

It has been a pleasure to work with and develop our relationship with Clayton Hops.  At DEYA we have a significant focus on NZ hops and deepening our connection with the product, the process and the talented farms that bring our beers to life is fundamental to how we work.  Clayton Hops make excellent products but are also an excellent, forward-thinking, responsive team to work with.  We love having them as a valued supplier!

Mike Sutherland

Sawmill Brewery, New Zealand

We are creative, independent thinkers, and we see these qualities in our friends at Clayton Hops. They go out of their way to provide unique hops that produce superb beer. Our brewers love choosing which block the hops come from, on the farm or from samples, so we can choose what goes best in our beer. We have a lot of faith and trust in Clayton Hops. We know they want to look after us. It’s an excellent partnership.

Brad Benson

Stoup Brewing, USA

We met the Clayton brothers when they stopped by our Ballard taproom in 2019. That was the start of a great relationship and we have since really enjoyed working with their delicious New Zealand hops. They impart a lot of punchy aroma and flavor into our beers. And they make it easy by taking great care of us. After harvest, the hops arrive in great condition and with no fuss. We’re really looking forward to hosting the Clayton team when they make it back to town.

Matt Dutton

Track Brewing, England 

The Clayton brothers' enthusiasm for beer and hop farming is both refreshing and contagious. It was the catalyst for what has blossomed into a terrific and valued relationship between craft brewer and hop grower. The hops supplied have been phenomenal and showcased well in our collaboration ‘Weight of the Planets’ Gold Top DIPA. Showcasing Nelson Sauvin™ and Rakau™ hops, it was a terrific drop, which our customers enjoyed greatly and is set to return.

Paul Brown

Deep Creek Brewing, New Zealand

We have developed a great relationship with Clayton Hops.  We love selecting hops from their farms at harvest.  Not only is it fun, it’s hugely beneficial as we get to secure amazing hops that fit perfectly with our requirements.  Their service is also terrific, from getting fresh hops to us quickly and without fuss to setting up cool store capacity closer to our brewery for shorter delivery times.  And they care, with their CEO often dropping off hops to us in person!

Craig Cooper

Bach Brewing, New Zealand

G’day Brian

Thanks a lot for the great service at short notice and your awesome hops!  The Nelson Sauvin™ and Motueka™ were absolutely stunning.  


Jason Bathgate

McLeod’s Brewery, New Zealand

We are loving the hops that Clayton Hops are supplying us. They go to great lengths in order to make sure we get hops that truly excite us – hops that help us increase the quality of our beers.

Mic Heynekamp

Eddyline Brewery, New Zealand

We here at Eddyline Brewery are always looking for the next great hop or finding ways to get more aroma and flavour out of our favourite hops.  One of our favourite hops is Motueka™ and we always felt it had more potential.  The boys at Clayton Hops shared a sample of their Motueka™ hops and WOW were we impressed!  Much bolder aroma that hits you as soon as you open the bag!  And with that big lemony spice 'KaPOW' we started our relationship.

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